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5 TIPS FOR LAST-MINUTE ESSAY WRITING

“Next time, I’ll start my essay when it’s set rather than when it’s due”

Sure.

It’s 36 hours until your deadline; you must spend your remaining hours working at 100% efficiency- rather than spending two hours on social media for every hour’s worth of work. Do you even have time to be reading this introduction?

1. TURN EVERYTHING OFF

The world is full of distractions. Let’s get rid of them. No phones, no excess technology. Your friends are probably messaging you about how they’re in the same situation, but they’re doomed; they aren’t following these steps.

2. HAVE A VISION

A good thesis is essential. Do you really think the lecturer wants to read a             re-hashed version of their own lecture notes? Exactly. Come up with your own unique angle on the question- and assert a position. It’s easier to defend an             argument than improvise and ramble.

3. STRUCTURE

Lay out your sections in a word document. Write a ‘topic’ sentence for each explaining your argument. Do all your sentences contribute to your argument?

4. GRAFT

Conduct research, add it to your topic sentences. The foundations have been put in place. Now fill in the gaps. Using a stopwatch or clock, work for 30-minute intervals, with short breaks in-between. This should help you maintain focus.

5. HIDE

You’ve approached your essay logically. You’ll do well, and it’ll be an enjoyable read- but you did it in one night. Your friends will hate to hear that you did well, so keep it on the down-low, and decide, once again, that you’ll try harder next time.

For more tips, contact me: @thetomwalsh

How to become Wattpad’s most wanted? Part 2

So, how to boost your reads on Wattpad like a pro?

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1.REGULAR UPDATES:

Don’t upload everything at once! Update once a week, 3 times a week is the best case scenario so you go up in the algorithm. Friday update is a MUST. Avoid Mondays.

2.COMPETITIONS:

Taking part in competitions (clickable images), makes your book more accessible and likely to go up in the algorithm thanks to judge’s votes and comments.  Thirdly, if you win, you will get a sticker on your cover indicating high quality.

3.VOTE AND COMMENT SINCERELY:

Choose a book similar to yours (similar target audience) that you will enjoy, read and leave comments that are funny, spot grammatical mistakes or provide constructive plot criticism. Books with 1K-50K are optimum as they have the influence but the author is not too busy.

I know it means EFFORT but by giving constant support, you will get noticed through snowball effect. How?

BUT this will not work unless your profile and book cover is spot on.

4.ATTRACTIVE PROFILE:

Ensure that your profile and background pictures are distinct and of high quality, reflecting your personality. Write a story about you that will make people want to connect with you. Here is an example:

5.ATTRACTIVE COVER:

Remember, on Wattpad book is judged by its cover! Ensure that your title is catchy, and the image reflects the story. If you can, make a book trailer video!

Now, you only need PATIENCE and the reads will come to you <3 Any questions? Comment below ^^

 

How to become Wattpad’s most wanted? Part 1

So, you published your book on Wattpad, you waited and waited yet you still only have 30 reads…

How is that possible with 60 million Wattpad readers? O.o

If you want to know how to boost your reads, keep on reading.     Let’s begin with how NOT to advertise your book, shall we?

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1.DON’T BEG FOR READS                                                                           

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Begging through private message or publicly to read your book, will make more bad than good. Why? If you harass readers, writers and their followers, they will be discouraged to read your book.

2.DON’T DO READ4READ

That’s the time when two “beggars” (unpopular authors) meet and beg each other for reads. You will be exhausted before you reach 100 reads just to see “beggars” clicking on your book and clapping your back saying “good work” without actually reading it. 🙁

3.DON’T BE A FAKE READER

Don’t scan, leave few votes at the same time and “haha”s in first few chapters and disappear forever 🙁 Those writers will not vote back. Why? Because you have not shown them a distinguishable reason to click on your profile. Could you really read 3 chapters in 2 minutes?

4.DON’T SHARE YOUR STORY IN CLUBS

Why would you advertise your book somewhere where there is lots of desperate writers and no readers at all?

 

Okay, so how should you advertise your book on Wattpad?

Well, that’s in part 2! Get ready!

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