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The Road to Wattys Podcast
59 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
The Road to Wattys Special Episode: Year-End AMA
The Wattys has ended, and we gave our listeners a chance to ask us whatever they wanted about the Wattys now that they'd seen it all unfold. Keely and I went through all the questions, combined them where possible, and then tried to answer as many as we could in our latest episode.
34 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Meet the Judges: Tim R
Now that the Wattys are closed for submission, we will be interviewing judges for the Wattys to get everyone amped up for when we finally announce the winners. This week we are interviewing Wattys judge Tim R.
36 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Meet the Judges: Leah
Now that the Wattys are closed for submission, we will be interviewing judges for the Wattys to get everyone amped up for when we finally announce the winners. This week we are interviewing Wattys judge Leah.
39 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
Meet the Judges: Patryce
Now that the Wattys are closed for submission, we will be interviewing judges for the Wattys to get everyone amped up for when we finally announce the winners. This week we are interviewing Wattys judge Patryce.
59 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Meet the Judges: Tom
Now that the Wattys are closed for submission, we will be interviewing judges for the Wattys to get everyone amped up for when we finally announce the winners. This week we are interviewing Wattys judge Tom.
37 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Meet the Judges: Alessandra
Now that the Wattys are closed for submission, we will be interviewing judges for the Wattys to get everyone amped up for when we finally announce the winners. This week we are interviewing Wattys judge Alessandra.
50 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
The Wattys Closing
Our Wattys journey has almost come to a close. From the first seed of a story to the moment you type the final period on the last sentence of your final chapter—this is all part of that same journey. Tune in where we discuss what comes next as judges start to read all your entries!
52 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Writer Opportunities at Wattpad
As many of you know, winning the Wattys comes with several opportunities: priority consideration by Wattpad Studios, and one winner will be also considered for a publishing deal with Wattpad Books. That said, some of you might not be familiar with what these writer programs offer, so here is everything you need to know.
48 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Building an Author Brand
This week we turn and look at engagement in the light of your brand as an author, both on and off Wattpad. Think of your brand as a promise; it’s what readers expect from you as an author.
49 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
How to Get Followers
This podcast covers how to properly comment and engage with the Wattpad community, the benefits of going beyond being a silent writer or just saying thank you. Also how to connect with others in the community and where.
55 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
How To Edit
How to self-edit your own content, how to find an editor for your story and how to evaluate someone’s editing ability or fit for you.
53 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Wattys Launch and Celebration
This week marks the official launch of the Wattys 2020! In celebration of that, we have 2 special guests from Wattpad HQ, and the winner of last year's Watty Book prize, author Shay Bravo.
54 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Wattys Judging Systems
This week we cover what the judging system looks like, a mini behind-the-scenes, how we judge, what we look for, things we evaluate, and what’s most important to us.
75 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Loglines, Summaries and Description
This episode covers how to write the perfect logline and summary, where people often go wrong on summaries, feeling okay about giving away your ending, and properly pitching your product.
74 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Discoverability and Metadata
This week's podcast discusses how to make your story more discoverable on Wattpad. Metadata is a low-cost, effective and easy way to promote books. It’s how readers find you and your stories on Wattpad and beyond, and it has a huge impact on their reading decisions.
70 minutes | May 22, 2020
Setting up Pay-off and Twisting on a Cliff
Making sure that everything you create at the start leads to something by the end and pays off for the reader. This episode explores how to write in a cliffhanger without overusing or abusing it and how to create compulsion without a cliffhanger. We will also look at writing twists and how they’re not all they’re cracked up to be and how they’re misused.
69 minutes | May 8, 2020
Writer's Block & Other Difficulties
On this week’s Road to Wattys Podcast we have special guests Grant Faulkner, the executive director of NaNoWriMo, and Mignon Fogarty the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips, and a New York Times bestselling author. Be sure to tune in to get some expert advice on overcoming burnout and writer’s block.
69 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Description & Dialogue
This episode looks at writing descriptions and dialogue! How do you write the perfect scene without giving it all away? What is show, don’t tell? And what’s the balance between dialogue and description? How do you make dialogue feel natural and flow correctly in your scene?
74 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
This week’s podcast looks at character arcs! Figuring out how to write character arcs takes your understanding of the story far beyond that of just a character changing over the course of the story. If the plot is the bones of a story, then the character is its heart.
66 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Narrative Arcs & Tension
What are the different types of narrative arcs your stories can fall under? How do you know which one is the right one? Learn all about story structure, building tension, and keeping pace in this week's Road to Wattys Podcast.
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