There are readers and writers everywhere, and the perfect place for them to gather is the website Wattpad. It is so popular it is even available as an app for different cell phones.
Wattpad, as the site explains, is "an unlimited supply of books, poems and stories." It is a great place to find stories written by people of all ages, from about age 14 and up. Anyone can go to the site and read stories -- or write them -- for free.
It you like to read, Wattpad is sure to have a story to appeal to you. There are stories and poems in every genre imaginable, including fiction, nonfiction, sci-fi, fantasy, historical, action, mystery and even werewolf and vampire categories.
And if for some reason you cannot find a story you want, then you can write it yourself!
Another great thing about Wattpad is that if readers like a story, they can vote for it and add it to their library. They can even comment on it to tell the author what they think. Votes not only make the writer feel good about his or her work, but they also contribute to the story's ranking.
If a reader really loves a story, he or she can become a fan the writer and be notified if that person adds a new chapter or story. This shows the writer that you really appreciate his or her work and want to read more.
If you are an aspiring writer, Wattpad can also help you. Its book uploading and editing software is really easy for writers to use and understand. Plus, its online communities are full of other writers who are always willing to give advice to those who want it.
Wattpad holds a variety of contests for writers, including an annual one called The Watty Awards. It gives a monetary prize, as well as lots of recognition in the Wattpad world. Winners must have the largest amount of votes in their category.
Wattpad is one of the best sites for aspiring writers to test their skills because real people read their work. Writers get feedback from the type of people who would read their work if it were ever published.
Wattpad is a great site. It's easy to navigate and easy for readers and writers to do what they do best: read and write.