My work appears across several mediums across the internet and mobile app world and ranges from long-form serial fiction to text-style storytelling. Every platform has different strengths and different audiences to take into consideration.
A list of 100 websites for writers inspired me to join Wattpad in early 2016. After finishing the first draft of a manuscript, I need a change of genre and of pace and began the rewrite of a project of I had shelved after becoming bored by the characters. An overhaul of the characters and plotline resulted in Natalie’s Diary. I chose to approach this book in a ‘if it fails, it won’t be for my lack of trying’ fashion and constant promotion in Wattpad’s forums and book clubs eventually led to the addition of Natalie’s Diary to a major genre reading list and, ultimately, winning a 2016 Watty Award.
1.9 million reads later, my Wattpad work includes titles including a sequel Natalie’s Legacy, Team Spirit, Delaney Blake’s Guide to Detention, and We Call This Writing, a Wattpad writing guide featured in Wattpad’s Writers Portal. Find my full catalogue of Wattpad titles here!
I was invited to join Radish Fiction in January of 2017. At first, I didn’t take advantage of Radish’s monetization model and only cross-published work I already had available for free on Wattpad. Radish approached me about making one of those cross-published works available, I declined but we instead settled on a pitch that I would write specifically for Radish.
The Thief and the Globetrotter follows a parkour art thief paid to steal a box from the Lara Croft-esque archaeologist he crushed on in college. When she vanishes, he must find her before he’s blamed for her disappearance. Chapters were published twice weekly until its finale.
The Thief and the Globetrotter, part of Radish’s ‘freemium’ model, is currently available to read for free on Radish Fiction here
Tap by Wattpad
Tap is Wattpad’s answer to competitors such as Hooked and tells interactive stories via text messages and via choices within the stories.As part of Tap’s launch in February of 2017, I wrote 5 stories across several genres: Five Minutes, Caught Red-Handed, Hooked, All Men Are Made Equal, and New Blood. Since Tap’s launch, I’ve written over 20 different stories and series for the platform, including the Tap Original multi-media series Coming Out, brand partnership stories for The Purge series and the film Midnight Sun, and the choose-your-own-ending story Cult Classic Find the app in the Apple Store and Google Play Store.
Crunchy Serial is a bit of a twist on the serialized fiction I’ve done in the past. Each week, readers can write their own suggestions the next twist on the story or vote between existing suggestions. Each week, I write a new chapter based on these reader suggestions. The readers are in the driver’s seat and anything can happen.
My contribution to this project is File Not Found, a tech thriller featuring eighteen-year-old aspiring actress and phishing hacker Dinah Feldman as she navigates her way through a conspiracy involving a secret military weapon and a video game. Find the story here!