Its that time of week again when you get to meet another awesome Wattpader. There is no shortage of such people, and we search out the best and brightest to bring you in our Wattpad Writer Wednesday features!
This week, meet @tangerine_Dream
When did you start on Wattpad?
I started on Wattpad on March 15, 2015
What made you decide to start posting your work on Wattpad?
I found Wattpad by accident. I was looking up pictures for a famous celebrity on Google and images of book covers with his picture was on it along with screenshots of the storyline. I asked myself, ‘What is this? Is this something that happened with him?’ But little did I know I had stumbled upon someone’s fanfiction of him. I explored the images further until I saw Wattpad.com. I asked myself, ‘What’s Wattpad?’ and so I went on the website, thought it was so cool you could upload your stories there. I signed up and the rest is history.
What made Wattpad the best outlet for your writing?
Wattpad has been helpful to me in so many ways. There are supportive communities, helpful resources on how to get exposure, and make friends along the way. I have also pointed the way for my friends who’ve never heard of Wattpad to start writing there. It’s great.
Why is it that you write?
I write because it is a creative and wonderful way to get out that which is inside you, whether it is a good thing or something troubling. It helps my creativity too. I see other people with so many wonderful talents. Some are artists and illustrators, some are musicians and I always loved to write, so I suppose this is my talent.
Do you want to be an author?
YES! Someday I hope to be a published author. It’s my dream.
If you could give advice to a Wattpad writer what would it be?
I would say, write what is in your heart to write and never mind the critics. Because if you write what is important to you, that is all that matters and you never know who’s reading or who’s lives you are touching.
What Fandom do you think you would never write about?
Probably the Harry Styles or 1 Direction Fanfictions. I don’t listen to their music and have no interest in them at all at the moment.
What Fandom would you want to write about?
Hannibal Lecter. I love the books, the movies, and everything Hannibal. I’m just nervous about not doing him justice in a story. He has a very delicate nature about him as a character and I would hate to have him do something so dumb that is completely out of character that I don’t know if I would ever write about him, though I would love to.
Who are your favorite published authors?
Famous published authors are Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Shel Silverstein and V.C. Andrews.
What is the best comment you’ve ever gotten from a reader?
One of my readers said of my Zak Bagans fanfiction, which is what I write about mostly, is “This is the best story I have ever read on Wattpad.” That was, hands down the best compliment ever.
Who are your favorite Wattpad writers?
Tell us a story you have written that you are proud of and why people should read it.
I am currently writing a fanfiction about a famous singer named Luke Steele from the band Empire of the Sun called Spotlight. The story is about a girl who has incredible singing potential, however she has a rough home life. But her dreams are to become a performer. Her character goes through a journey of having to deal with all the problems that go along with being famous and how she is pulled in many directions and having to make critical choices are what’s going to ultimately make her or break her. I am taking my time to build the story and craft it very carefully. I don’t want to rush my readers or cheat them in any way.
Do you ever write from experience?
I have in some parts of certain stories.
Have you made friends from being a writer on Wattpad?
Oh, yes. I am very happy to say I have made many friends being on Wattpad and also being on other social media groups who know I write, then go on Wattpad and we support each other. It’s great!
What is your most well-known story and why do you think it is popular?
I think my most well-known story has got to be Cristabella: A Modern Cinderella. It has the most reads and votes of any of my stories. I think it got popular due to the OnceUponNow contest from Target. Many people have read it probably because they can connect to the Cinderella story they read as children. Everyone is familiar with that fairytale, I just retold it in modern times actually way before the contest ever came into Wattpad. It was already up on my profile. People like it and that’s where it will stay until they don’t like it anymore, Lol.