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Writing and promoting stories

Once your email address is verified, you will be able to publish stories. Writing a story on Wattpad can be as easy or elaborate as you like. You can simply create a story and add story parts as you finish them, or you can create a cover, add inline media and header media to your story parts, include a list of main characters or a target audience, dedicate your story, use our story details page to develop your ideas, and tag your story to help readers find it. For step-by-step instructions for your platform, check out the articles on our Writing category

We also understand that Wattpadders put a lot of effort into their stories. With that in mind, here are some tips:

  1. Ensure your story meets our Content Guidelines
  2. Backup your writing off of Wattpad so you have your own version of your story.
  3. Ensure any media in your story meets our Content Guidelines. Every image uploaded to Wattpad, including images in drafts, goes through our image moderation process.
  4. Ensure your email is verified and up to date: if you do not have access to the email linked to your account, you may lose access to your stories, including your drafts.

Once your story is on Wattpad, it’s time to get your story out there! There are many ways to promote your story, both on and off Wattpad. You can find some of those tips in our article Promoting your story, and you can also find many resources in our Writers Portal

There are also many ways to track how much readers are engaging with your story on Wattpad. You can check your read count, vote count, and the number of comments posted on each story part or the overall story. You can dig deeper by checking your Writer Analytics, which gives you details on the demographics of your reader base and an overview of engagement with your story in the last thirty days. Writers can find out even more by purchasing a Story Insights Report. These reports are currently only available to writers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and The Philippines.

Of course, great writers get even better by reading. While you work on your own stories, check out some of the other stories on Wattpad. Learn more about how to search on Wattpad

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