Episode 11: Wattpad and NaNoWriMo with Maya and Allegra Walker

Today writer-mom Maya Rushing Walker and her 15-year old daughter, Allegra, join us on Mom Writes to talk about Allegra's successful experiences with NaNoWriMo. Allegra first did NaNo at the tender age of 11... and won! She has participated a total of 4 times since then, although she says she only won 3 times. That's 3 times more than me, so I was undeniably impressed with Allegra.

During the course of our conversation, we talk about the pros (and cons) of Wattpad. Wattpad is a free online storytelling community. Allegra has used Wattpad as a way to get her writing in front of readers- a lot of readers. And while she doesn't think Wattpad is the best place for feedback, it is a good place to start if you are interested in sharing your work with a large number of readers. Allegra tells us that Wattpad readers like writers who post frequently, so it might be a good place to share your daily NaNo writings. 

However, Maya does caution parents that Wattpad does have mature content, so you will want to monitor how your teens use the site.