Who knew taking your love for a certain boy band, a certain member of that band, and creating fan fiction on an app would end up getting someone a four-book deal with Simon & Schuster and Paramount Pictures acquiring the film rights to the first book. Certainly not Anna Todd, author of After and the books that follow!
When Anna Todd, started writing After on Wattpad, she had no idea what awaited her and the series she created. As a huge One Direction fan, Anna decided to use her love for the British boy-band and reading to create a fan=fiction love story inspired by the band member, Harry Styles. She never dreamed penning the novel under the pen name Imaginator1D would turn into what it has today!
As a 25 year old military wife, Anna, has had odd jobs here and there, between her husband’s deployments (who is her high school sweetheart). Finally in 2013, she decided to start writing After on Wattpad. Wattpad is a free social reading and writing app, so she did a majority of the writing on her mobile phone while at appointments and running errands. She decided to take the story beyond Wattpad using Twitter and Instagram to share photos, reader created art, songs, and videos. After is such a hit with fans, that by 2014 the story had over 1 billion reads!!!
The fan-fiction, love story, has grown to over 2,500 pages, a four-book series! After revolves around young Tessa and her on-again, off-again relationship with Hardin Scott, inspired by One Direction singer Harry Styles. The story is all about Washington State University freshman, Tessa Young, whose heart is stolen by a dark, troubled bad boy!
The first novel was published and started selling on 10/21/2014 and has over 1 billion reads and 6 million comments on Wattpad. The print edition is available in 26 countries.
One Direction fans are sure to love this book…I’ll even be reading it, as a big 1D fan, myself. I love that Anna took her love of the band and reading, and let that inspire her to write a book, what an accomplishment! Be sure to keep up with Anna on Wattpad as Imaginator1D, on twitter (@Imaginator1Dx), and Instagram (@Imaginator1D)
If you haven’t heard about Wattpad, you might want to check it out. It’s the world’s largest community of readers and writers with over 40 million people, from all over the world. The stories are free and the storytelling experience is both mobile and social. Anyone can share a story on Wattpad. Whether you’ve never written before, or published multiple books, Wattpad offers benefits for writers of all levels. The direct connection between readers and writers is what makes Wattpad different and awesome. Readers get notified when a new chapter is released, so you aren’t waiting and wondering. I’m headed over now, to join because I love to read!
One reader will win a copy of book one and two of Anna Todd’s series. To enter use the giveaway tools form below
I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.
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