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.
Loridee De Villa
Loridee De Villa is a Filipino-Canadian author who loves creating humorous Young Adult stories with diverse characters. She is best known for her debut novel, How To Be The Best Third Wheel, which has accumulated more than 2.7 million reads on Wattpad. She started writing HTBTBTW at 14 years old and since then has won the grand prize for the Shaw Rocket Fund Accelerator Program, a Watty award in the Young Adult fiction category, and the 2020 Wattpad Books prize. During the day, she studies various science courses while running on coffee. When she isn't complaining about calculations, she enjoys reading, socializing, art, and travel.