Thinking of writing fantasy for a Watty novel?
Are you team Edward or team Jacob?
I tried writing vamps but truthfully I kind of scared myself so I tried out writing werewolf.
Now I know werewolves are not cute little puppy dogs your going to pick up at the local pet store! But I gave it a go! My first werewolf novel "Pounce" is now up, completed & competing in the Wattys this year! Plus the third book to this series "Moonbeams" will be making an entrance in the Summer Wattpad Block Party!
So how did I decide to write wolf men? How did I get so good at it? Trust me I was scared at first to even attempt to write werewolf stories. I did not even know the difference between a werewolf & a shifter. Or why wolves & witches tend not to get a long.
What did I do to become better at my craft?
Reached out to my Wattpad community. Checked out the WattyWolves on here!
They help with questions and are packed full of helpful information you might need to know!
That's the great thing about the Wattpad community. Someone is just around that page to help encourage you to write your best novel yet!
So what is the difference between a shifter and a werewolf?
A shifter can change at any time. Day or night. I learned a werewolf can only change at midnight! Learning facts also helps make your future book great! If you jump in not knowing what your talking about it could very well ruin you're project. And cause you to lose out on readers.
Let's talk about them. A good cover and a catchy title help in the long run. I look up photos on Pinterest to We Heart It. I use apps like photo blend, and phonto for my covers. A sexy simple cover can help catch the eye of the beholder.
Sometimes if you can create a YouTube book trailer to promote your Watty book do so! This also helps give people a better visual aide on what to expect in your story. It's kind of like going to the movies and watching the previews to see what you want to watch next. You make you're readers want to see what they have to look forward to reading next!
What not to do in a werewolf book?
There are so many titles out there with "My Alpha Rejects Me" "My Alpha Mate" try the make your title stand out from the rest. If yours blends in with the crowd it just might get over looked. You want you're book to stand out. To grab their attention!
To rip their shirt off or not to rip it off, that is thee question.
So you're sexy wolf man transforms at night. Question is how many shirts will he go through? Or will he stripe down to nothing so he can save money to take out his mate on a date?
These are tips I learned to think about while writing werewolf books! Hope this helps future wolf writers on Wattpad!
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Here is my article for the next issue I will send images on Facebook since it worked better that way!
Hope you like it!
Dalaina From The Block
I had to.
You get it right?!
Jenny from the block?
Dalaina from the block??
Lol. Any who...
I'm in the upcoming special spectacular Wattpad Summer Block Party!!
(Cues cricket noises here)
So how does one get into this block party you might ask?
I found out about the block party once some of my Watty friends starred in the Winter Block Party! Yup I missed out on that bad boy. But I soon found I wanted to take part in the next one.
How did I win my golden ticket from Kelly?
I asked about how to. I followed thee lovely Kelly Ann. Waited for announcements. Then when she posted how to sign up I did so! Bam! Done! And done.
Next came the wait game.
Am I in?
Am I out?
Did I make the squad Kelly...(sorry there high school flash back moments)
Then low and behold....
An email. Or golden ticket if you will came!
I was in!!
They like me!!
They really like me!
(More cricket sounds)
Anyway next was being in the fab Facebook party to chit chat how it's going down. What to expect & deadlines too. Next is picking out what you plan to send to Kelly. A golden oldy story that's done or a new one?
That is up to you!
You also get interviewed for the block party.
Get to host contests & other fun goodies!
Come on don't be sad your not in this round for the block party!
You never can tell what Kelly will be up there next! So be sure to follow her. Stalk her Twitter jk only if she likes that...and Cinderella you shall get to dance at that ball to!
Oh yea...one last thing before I go.
Add the Summer Wattpad Block Party to your reading list to learn more!
Maybe you will be in the next block party!
Who knows right?
So, you joined wattpad.
You have novels waiting to be written that are dwelling an ache in your heart. Where to begin? What to start on? Ever have so many ideas that it makes it hard to focus on just one story? Been there. Done that. Bought the tee shirt. As anyone can see I have nearly 30 novels on my wattpad page. Before you go saying omg Dalaina why so many? Listen here now. Lol. I have been on wattpad since 2013. Now it is 2017. Figure the time frame there. Lots of ideas. Lots of writing. Lots of fun reading. I know of someone who literally post ideas just to get votes. Just as some join to get lots of followers. You know the type.
They follow you to get a follow on wattpad or any other sight then unfollow you after you do to make themselves look like a star writer. That is just bad class if that is the way you are getting famous on wattpad. Karma does come back around. Any who getting off subject now. This girl I know has 300 wattpad stories. I am thinking good lord woman how to you keep up with all that?
I have enough as it is. I try my best to finish all my wattpad stories. This girl does not have a single finished book on her wattpad account. No hate. Don’t get me wrong. I just wonder what the purpose of all that is? Why so many? To get attention? Or to enjoy writing. One of my guilty pleasures is reading my own work on wattpad. So, I write things I want to read. Lame I know. But eh lol. We all do it.
How does one keep up with all the wattpad ideas you post? So many good books go unfinished. So many readers give up waiting for updates. How do you stay pumped? Stay focused on the task at hand? Do you keep a writing schedule?
Some writers I have seen on here post on their page they only update every Monday, Sunday etc. etc. But I am not sure I can run like clockwork to do that. If I want to update something that is on my mind, then then that is what I want to update at that time. Maybe the schedule thing is for you? Maybe it will help you finish writing that wattpad novel.
Most of my work is finished. I do try to update something at least once a week. Sometimes twice a week if I feel motivated doing so. Some people are challenging themselves by doing camp naoramo. Where you give yourself a writing goal to meet by the end of the month. A lot of novel ideas have gotten finished by doing this challenge.
I just keep my own pace. It seems to be doing just fine that way. Everyone is different. Everyone loves to write. I hate to see writers discouraging other writers because of unfinished work. Or lack of grammar. No writer is perfect. We are all not the same. If we were nothing new would ever be interesting to read. Am I right? You know I am.
Here are tips that help me finish my writing:
Hope these things will help you to finish that wattpad book! Go get writing! Do not leave your readers hanging!