How to Back Up Your Wattpad Stories
Wattpad is not a word processor, cloud drive, backup drive, or text editor. I feel like I'm stating the obvious. But after reading the hundredth "Wattpad deleted my account and I lost all my stories" tear-jerker, I think this bears repeating. Not a word processor.
Choosing a CMS is a bit like asking your boyfriend of two days to move in with you. Whichever you select will be in your life for years to come. As time rolls on, you'll discover all its faults, quirks, and the way it goes ballistic when you squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle.
The Wattpad Fanfiction Conundrum
Fanfiction kept Star Wars alive. At least, that’s what I think. Without the fanzines, comic cons, and the now-defunct Expanded Universe, which was itself a form of sanctioned fanfiction, Star Wars would be just another old space opera flick with 70s era special effects.
What I Learned by Failing (and Passing) NaNoWriMo
I flunked NaNoWriMo. I flunked NaNoWriMo three times. This year marks my seventh NaNoWriMo. That's not lucky number seven. That's three failures—proof I was mostly sane back then—and three OMG odes to lost sleep, self-flagellation, and coffee.