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Have you ever dreamed of writing a novel? I sure have. One of these days I might actually finish it! Anna Todd wrote After entirely on her phone as a hobby. Todd's book is now being turned into a 4-book series by Simon & Schuster. Paramount Pictures has acquired the film rights to adapt the After story for the big screen, too!
Last spring, the 25-year-old One Direction überfan parlayed her love of reading and love of the British boy-band to write After on Wattpad, a free social reading and writing app, under the username Imaginator1D. The plot of After revolves around young Tessa (an optimistic freshman at Washington State University) and her on-again, off-again relationship with Hardin Scott, the dark, troubled British bad boy inspired by One Direction singer Harry Styles.
Every few days, Anna used the Wattpad app to publish a new installment. Her fan fiction love story grew to over 2,500 pages, and has since been viewed more than a billion times, and those views are growing.
Wattpad is the world’s largest online community of readers and writers, and has connected over 40 million people around the world who share a love of reading and writing. Wattpad is a new free storytelling experience that’s mobile and social: 85% of Wattpad activity is from mobile devices.
You can read and share stories from your phone, tablet, or computer with Wattpad. Whether you’re online or offline, you can use the devices you already own to carry an entire library of stories wherever you travel. Wattpad also creates connections between readers and writers, making everyone able to participate in storytelling. Some people may not identify as being a writer, but they can share plot suggestions via comments and messages or create original art and/or music to go accompany the stories they’ve read.
Anyone can share a story on Wattpad. Whether you’ve never written before or you've published multiple books, Wattpad offers benefits for writers of any level.
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Now, I'm off to download Wattpad.