Today I received my autographed copy of Margaret Atwood’s The Stone Mattress, my prize for being one of two runners-up for the Freeze-Dried Groom Fiction Contest on Wattpad. My entry, Miss Hazel-Eyes, was my first attempt at writing in present tense, the same tense used by Ms. Atwood for the character of Sam in the
Author Margaret Atwood has been a long-time supporter of Wattpad and last month, she, along with her publisher and Wattpad, held a contest for one of her stories. The contest was simple: Write fan fiction based on The Freeze-Dried Groom, one of the stories in her latest book, The Stone Mattress. So I wrote my story,
I discovered Pressbooks through a fellow writer on Wattpad, who suggested I check it out when I was lamenting the woes of formatting my novel. Pressbooks is by the same company that runs WordPress uses the open source WordPress software as a foundation for their service, so if you’re used to the WordPress blogging format, then
I stumbled upon Leanpub through the NaNoWriMo website’s sponsors page. Leanpub’s tagline is “Publish Early. Publish Often,” which allows fiction writers like me to post my story one chapter at a time to build up my audience if I want to. I already do that with Wattpad but still, something about Leanpub peaked my interest.