So, as I told you before, wattpad changed my life.
Of course, I didn’t know that when I first discovered the website. But, I am pretty sure of it now. I read a lot of stories on it. And before I knew it, I had a story of my own begging to be told.
I didn’t give in to the urge at first. But, my main character was a persistant fellow. I daydreamed a lot, and even dreamed about him once or twice. After about two weeks, I found myself writing the first sentences of what would become a 400-page story.
I admit that my beginnings were awful. For some reason, I threw everything I knew about writing (which I had tried in both Ar and Fr before) out of the window, and wrote like a six-year-old. Lots of dialogue, not enough description, terrible punctuation… you name it!
But, as I shared my mess on wattpad, I got readers, feedback, critcisim, etc. And, by the time I started writing another story, I had grown a lot.
English is only my 3rd language. My seventeen-year-old self had been French-focused. Now, however, I can only see myself writing in Eng.
What about you? How did your main character go about convincing you to write about him/her?