Building a Growth Mindset: How Online Platforms Help Authors Build Global Audiences
Audience: All Levels
What would happen to your production and promotion if you moved from writing prose for yourself to writing posts for others? This session, chaired by Jane Friedman, author of the influential Hot Sheet newsletter, and bringing together Wattpad authors Tamara Lush and Loridee de Villa, alongside Wattpad’s Head of Content and Creator Development, Nick Uskoski, explores how platforms like Wattpad help writers to build community and reach new readers, followers and fans. Discover firsthand how talented indie authors harness the power of digital platforms to cultivate thriving global fan communities.
Tamara Lush is a Rita Award finalist, an Amtrak writing fellow, and a George C. Polk Award–winning journalist. She’s a former journalist who writes contemporary romance set in tropical locations, and she writes mysteries under the name Tara Lush. A fan of vintage pulp-fiction book covers, Sinatra-era jazz, and 1980s fashion, she lives with her husband and two dogs on the Gulf Coast.