What you are about to read is not the ultimate guide for world building. It’s neither ultimate nor even a guide. It’s just a collection of random thoughts that crossed my mind about this topic, based on my personal experience. That’s why you will find me referring to my work to demonstrate practical examples. So, how do you do world building? You draw a map … Continue reading Build my World, Please?
Good news! Masolon is having a fourth book, and it is going to be posted on Wattpad soon! As I know you can’t wait to resume Masolon’s journey in Gorania, I hope the following doesn’t disappoint you: the coming book is not book four in the series; it is going to be a prequel for The Warrior’s Path. What? How dare you, Karim? We want to know what is going to … Continue reading Book Four? Or a Fourth Book?
(In case you missed them, check the previous episodes here and here) Breaking news! Your book has just shown up on Jessica’s screen (why Jessica? I don’t know *shrugs*). The moment you’ve been waiting for has come at last. But Jessica continues browsing her home page. Yes, a spot in the ‘hot zone’ could be the final destination of your story. To understand why Jessica … Continue reading CRUISING THROUGH WATTPAD: WAR OF TABS, CLASH OF CLICKS
So, do you think you have an enticing story? Check. Bearing in mind that we have like 200 million books floating in the orange cloud, how do you think your potential readers will find you? A miracle? Sure, it will do. But just in case your miracle is a bit late for any weird reason, you should take the reader’s seat for a few minutes … Continue reading Cruising through Wattpad: The Hotspot Lottery
Last year, I was invited to an ‘e-conference’ on Wattpad called The Write Conference. I even got a badge. I was supposed to share the wisdom I had acquired during my journey through Wattpad to help its writers—especially new ones—find an answer to their most frequently asked question: how can I get my work noticed on Wattpad? A bunch of veteran Wattpaders claimed they found my talk useful, though. … Continue reading Cruising through Wattpad: How do I get more reads?