Creating a story

You can share your story with the world anywhere, at any time on Wattpad! Here are some simple steps to start a story and then save it, regardless of if you are online or offline.

Click on a platform to find out more.

On iOS

  1. Tap on The pencil icon in the bottom navigation bar
  2. Select Create New Story
  3. Fill in any part of the story info (add a cover, story title, description) or press Skip

You will be brought to the editing page where you can title the story part and start writing.

You can add photos or videos; be sure to read our guide: Add Media

Once you’ve finished writing and given your part a title, you have the following options:

  • Publish the part
    • Press Publish
    • Fill out at least a title and choose a category
    • Press Publish
  • Save the part as a draft
    • Tap on Part 1
    • Select Save as draft
  • Preview the part
    • Tap on Part 1
    • Select Preview

Please note: If you publish the part, it will appear on your profile.

You can go back and add or modify any part of your story at any time. Here are some links to help you out:

Add a part

Edit a story part

Publish/Post a story part

Story navigation open pointing to Create story option. 

On Android

  1. Tap on The pencil icon in the bottom navigation bar
  2. Select Create New Story
  3. Fill in any part of the story info (add a cover, story title, description) or press Skip

You will be brought to the editing page. Here you can title the story part and start writing.

You can add photos or videos; be sure to read our guide: Add Media

Once you’ve finished writing and given your part a title, you have the following options:

  • Publish the part
    • Press Publish
    • Fill out at least a title and choose a category
    • Press Publish
  • Save the part
    • Tap on The three dots icon in the upper right-hand corner
    • Select Save
  • Preview the part
    • Tap on The three dots icon in the upper right-hand corner
    • Select Preview

Please note: If you publish the part, it will appear on your profile.

You can go back and add or modify any part of your story at any time. Here are some links to help you out:

Add a part

Edit a story part

Publish/Post a story part

Story navigation open pointing to Create story option.

On Desktop Web

  1. Click on Write on the top navigation bar
  2. Click on New Story
  3. Enter a title and select a category (all other details are optional)
  4. Click on Save in the upper right-hand corner
  5. When the page refreshes, click on Untitled Part 1 (under Table of Contents)

Now you can title your story part and start writing. You can also add photos or videos; check out our guide on adding media: Add Media

Once you’ve finished writing and given your part a title (optional), you have the following options:

  • Save and preview the part
    • Click on Save or Preview
  • Publish the part
    • Click on Publish
    • Add a cover (optional) and then click Next
    • Type in a description (optional) then click Publish
    • Click on View and share your story and you’ll be able to view your new part as a reader would see it

Please note: If you publish the part, it will appear on your profile.

You can go back and add or modify any part of your story at any time. Here are some links to help you out:

Add a part

Edit a story part

Publish/Post a story part

Screenshot of profile with Write option pointed to in navigation bar.


Troubleshooting

If you’re having trouble publishing your story part or parts, it might be that you’re unverified. Please see our guide on verification for more details: Verify Email

If you're verified, please read our articles on troubleshooting on web and troubleshooting on the apps

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