For those of you who have read my previous blogs or seen my tweets, you may know that I love a good book. But even more than that, I love a good story – and even more than that, I love a good story told through the medium of writing.
With that in mind, let’s dive into the question: Where can I read writing my wrongs online?
Good Places To Find Amazing Stories
As mentioned above, I love reading. And because I love reading, I also love finding places where I can read. Fortunately, the internet makes this very easy. There are many places online where writers can share their stories with the world and receive feedback.
I love the idea of reading and engaging with other readers – something that might not have been possible back in the “golden” ages of printing. Plus, online reading platforms like Kindle allow readers to easily search through book after book, finding exactly what they’re looking for in a matter of seconds. No more wasting time looking for a book that might not even be available in their local library. Or worse, trying to re-locate a book that they had just finished reading only to find that it was no longer available for purchase.
If you’re looking for places to read that are also great for writing, check out these five platforms.
Wattpad is a social media platform where creators can share short stories with readers. While it was originally designed for writing and sharing short stories, it has evolved to become a one-stop-shop for all your writing needs. With its famous “Quick Write” feature, which allows users to write and publish a story in just a few minutes, Wattpad is the perfect place for beginners to hone their creative skills and build a portfolio of work.
The best part of Wattpad for writers is that, as I mentioned above, it is a one-stop shop for all your writing needs. Not only can you write and publish a story, but you can also get feedback on your work from other users. In case you’re wondering, you can even use Wattpad to practice speaking with a microphone.
Like Wattpad, Medium is a place where writers and artists can share their work with the world. And like Wattpad, Medium is also a one-stop-shop for all your publishing needs. But instead of focusing on short stories, Medium focuses on long-form articles – typically, between 4,000 and 12,000 words. So if you’re looking for a place to share your novel with the world, Medium is probably not the right fit.
You may ask yourself, “Why should I even bother to write a novel if I’m just going to have it rejected anyway?” While it’s true that not all publishers will accept unsolicited submissions, it’s also true that not all novels are created equal. For those of you who want to write the Great American Novel, Medium is the place to do it. The world is your oyster with this platform.
There’s also a fantastic group of authors, bloggers, and podcasters who can help you along the way. If you’re looking for guidance, you can ask questions and get feedback from the community on Medium. Like most platforms, you can also use this one to build a platform.
Scribblepages is a place where children can write, draw, and get feedback on their writing from other users. What makes this platform unique is that it was designed for children ages 6 to 12. This is important to keep in mind if you’re thinking about using this platform, especially if you have kids who are just beginning to write. Younger children may not understand the concept of “rejection.” For that reason, it’s important that they feel comfortable enough writing on a public platform.
Scribblepages is a great place to write a story, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced writer. Just make sure that you’re mindful of the platform’s guidelines, which state that no pornography or inappropriate language is allowed. Otherwise, you might end up getting your account banned.
One important thing to keep in mind while you’re on this platform is that it is public. Anyone can read what you write – which can be both a blessing and a curse. While it’s great that you can get feedback and even greater that other users can provide tips on your writing, it’s also important that you are comfortable with the idea of your work being read by the world. Even if it’s just a kids’ blog, you may want to consider a private option. At least until your kids are old enough to understand the concept of privacy.
If you’re looking for an informational platform, Quora is a great choice. Not only can you find thousands of articles written by some of the biggest names in history, but you can also ask questions and get answers from some of the smartest people in the world. If you want to learn about fashion, beauty, or style, Quora is the place to be. Even if you’re not a fan of reading, you may find that this is the best place to learn about style and beauty tips because the answers tend to be incredibly informative.
The downside of Quora is that it can be a bit of a crowded space. There are hundreds of thousands of articles on the platform, and if you want to find something specific, it can be hard to break through the clutter. Not to mention that it’s an information platform, so the information may not always be interesting or even relevant to your own life. While there are plenty of gems to be found on Quora, it may not be the best choice for those who want to write their memoirs.
5. Wattpad English
Wattpad English is the English language version of the original Wattpad. The best thing about this version is that it allows users to write and post stories in their native tongue. If you’re not familiar, in cases like this, native speakers of English may prefer to read stories in their language. This can help keep the quality of the writing high while also providing a certain cultural element. If proper grammar and punctuation are followed, the quality of the writing is virtually the same as that of any other English-language story on the platform.
To reiterate, Wattpad is the best choice if you’re looking to write short stories or just want to have some fun with friends and family. For those of you who are looking for a place to publish your novel, look no further than the above five platforms.