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Free Reading and Writing App and the Hot Story After

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I always love hearing about successful women. As an entrepreneur myself, I get so excited when I see another women achieve her dreams! So, when I heard about Anna Todd and the After saga, thanks to One2One Network, I was floored by what this young woman was able to achieve by simply using her smartphone. This One Direction fan dreamed up After, a story about a young coed named Tessa and a British bad boy named, Hardin Scott, who was inspired by One Direction singer Harry Styles. You know…Taylor Swift’s ex. Is it bad that that’s how I know him?

Now I may not be that well versed in One Direction music, but I can certainly relate to loving a band that much. I was New Kids on the Block’s number one fan after all. Haha! Why didn’t I write some New Kids on the Block fan fiction? Ahhhhhh, a missed opportunity…but I digress. I so admire the way Anna was able to tap into her creative channels and create her story with the free app Wattpad. In case you haven’t heard of Wattpad before, it’s a reading and writing app that you can use to read and share stories from your favorite mobile device. And anyone, a published author or not, can share a story. So, if you’re a novice writer and looking to get noticed, Wattpad may be for you!

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What started as a little something Anna wrote on her phone in her free time has since transitioned into a published novel and the online versions have been viewed over 1 billion times and received more than 6 million comments. By using other social platforms like Twitter and Instagram, she really kept the story alive for her fans. I think it’s so cool the way she integrated social channels into continuing on her story. Did I mention that Paramount has acquired the rights to the film version? Amazing! You never know where life is going to take you lovelies. Not too long ago Anna was was working odd jobs and now she’s a published author. If that isn’t proof enough to go after your dreams, I don’t know what is!

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And I do believe I’m going to delve into After myself…I hear this book, a bubble bath and a hot cuppa tea calling my name!

Check out After for yourself over at Barnes & Noble or with the e-reader. And you can connect with Anna Todd on WattpadTwitter and Instagram!

Disclosure: I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own

  • Kristin

    Good for her! Definitely going to check it out!

    January 8, 2015 at 6:18 pm Reply
  • Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

    wow, that is neat for sure! I am going to have to check that out!

    January 8, 2015 at 9:46 pm Reply
  • betsy

    I love stories like this! I took Mia to see One Direction concert at Soldier Field…and I might of enjoyed myself more than I thought I would!:)

    January 8, 2015 at 9:49 pm Reply
  • Michele

    All with a smartphone and that app–that is a major accomplishment!

    January 8, 2015 at 11:36 pm Reply
  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Good for her for making her dreams come true. What a great story!

    January 9, 2015 at 7:55 am Reply
    • maria @ close to home

      Agree, hwat a great way to make your dreams come true and share it with the world. will be checkign this out.

      January 9, 2015 at 7:21 pm Reply
  • Kelly Hutchinson

    My daughter is 16 and aspires to be a writer. She currently writes fan fiction about R5.

    January 9, 2015 at 11:31 am Reply
  • Caitlin

    Oh wow! Her story is incredible!! I can’t wait for the movie to come out:)

    January 9, 2015 at 12:12 pm Reply
  • Debi @ Life Currents

    Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the tip!

    January 9, 2015 at 1:30 pm Reply
  • kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor

    Love that this all started on her phone…how cool!!

    January 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm Reply
  • Debbie L.

    Sharing this post with a friend that is writing a novel. I am not sure if she has heard about this!

    January 9, 2015 at 5:57 pm Reply
  • Lois Alter Mark

    Such a fascinating story and amazing that over a billion people have read her book!

    January 9, 2015 at 6:40 pm Reply
  • becca

    All with a smartphone and that app–that is a major accomplishment! Very cool indeed.

    January 9, 2015 at 6:52 pm Reply
  • Holly @ Woman Tribune

    I had never heard of Wattpad before hearing about Anna Todd and “After.” It is absolutely amazing that she has been able to achieve so much in just a year while sharing a part of herself and her love of One Direction with the social community on Wattpad. I love that!

    January 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm Reply
  • Jessica Beal Harlow

    This sounds like a great read! And, yes I was a NKOTB fan too! Missed opportunity! lol

    January 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm Reply
  • Heather

    Sounds like a great read!

    January 9, 2015 at 10:04 pm Reply
  • Wendy

    I’m glad she was able to use Wattpad for something so cool, but I hate the way she portrayed Harry. I have a Directioner at home, and I can say that I don’t think Harry would EveR act like Hardin. I do think that Wattpad is pretty awesome, though!

    January 9, 2015 at 10:12 pm Reply
  • Diane Nassy (@philZENdia)

    This is such a great story. I definitely want to read the book.

    January 9, 2015 at 10:28 pm Reply
  • Liz Mays

    From what I’ve read on this so far, the story is fascinating to me. I have got to pick up a copy of it!

    January 9, 2015 at 11:11 pm Reply
  • Onica {MommyFactor}

    I love how using technology and social media helped her accomplish her dreams. The power of a dream and finding the right tool is amazing.

    January 10, 2015 at 6:26 am Reply
  • Rosey

    It is a wonderful story for her. I do think life can take us into areas we once never dreamed. And that’s an amazing thing.

    January 10, 2015 at 10:26 am Reply
  • Lindsey Silvestrini

    Wait I thought I was nkotb’s biggest fan! :-0 seriously though, sounds like a great inspirational read.

    January 10, 2015 at 10:44 am Reply
  • Pamela :: Still Dating My Spouse

    Love this story and what she was able to accomplish.

    January 10, 2015 at 11:24 pm Reply
  • Annie {Stowed Stuff}

    What an amazing story of inspiration! Social media is amazing! I’m gonna have to check out the book.

    January 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm Reply
  • Mommy2jam

    This is amazing I will have to check this out. I will read that book and a bath sounds nice too. LOL

    January 12, 2015 at 12:19 pm Reply

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