Ever since the Internet came into inception, blogging and sharing online came quickly after. The Information Superhighway is full of websites where you can post personal blogs, recipes, novellas; ranging from fiction, nonfiction in almost every genre you can imagine. WattPad is no different. But there is one significant difference, however: Wattpad has become a platform for creators. Much in the same way YouTube has, WattPad in its short history has already launched the career of a young writer by translating her novella from computer screen to film screen in the form of a Netflix full length film. But how did WattPad gain this momentum, and how did this then 15 year old find success in such short order? WattPad’s Humble Beginnings Originally launched in 2006, WattPad began as a ebook site for mobile users to access full copies of over 17,000 books from Project Gutenberg. And by 2009, over 5 million users had downloaded the WattPad application. To put this into perspective, this was…
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