Toronto, Canada, June 29, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Watty Awards, Wattpad’s annual writing contest, sees Twilight actors starring in original fiction.
Since the launch of The Watty Awards three weeks ago during the MTV Movie Awards, thousands of authors have submitted their original stories into Wattpad’s annual writing contest.
The majority of contributors are young women who have cast their characters with some of the biggest names in movies and television. Most popular are the stars of Twilight, who writers choose to play fictional characters ranging from the average high school student to the supernatural and highly imaginative.
“Taylor Lautner is by far the most popular actor from the Twilight series to appear in Wattpad fiction, coming second overall only to the young Disney star Selena Gomez,” explains Allen Lau, CEO and co-founder of Wattpad. “Unlike traditional fan fiction, the authors have created stories that are completely their own and used the Twilight actors to play their original roles. Many of the young authors on the site have expressed a desire to become authors as popular as Stephanie Meyer. This contest has given them the opportunity to imagine their stories as they might appear on the big screen.”
The winner of last year’s contest, “Dinner With a Vampire. Did I Mention I’m Vegetarian?” by Abigail Gibbs, has over 6 million reads and has received 35,000 comments.
Other Twilight stars that have been cast in Wattpad stories include Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz.
Founded in 2006, Wattpad is now the world’s most popular ebook community. Wattpad has revolutionized the way people read written works by providing a social networking platform for readers and writers to discover, share and connect. Anyone can publish what they have written on Wattpad – a romantic story, a piece of science fiction, poetry, an essay or a novel – and interact with readers and make fans. Content is easily accessible through Wattpad's website (www.wattpad.com), mobile site (m.wattpad.com) or with Wattpad apps available for over 1,000 mobile devices including iPad/iPhone, BlackBerry, Google Android, Nokia and Samsung.
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