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Saturday, October 27 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Be Your Own Hero: The Wattpad Writerprenuer

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Cultivating your voice is about more than owning your writing style—it requires thinking about the big picture, too. Becoming a "writerpreneur” is the new reality for the modern writer, and this panel will dig into how to think entrepreneurially with your writing, both on and off Wattpad. From goal-setting, to developing your personal brand, to finding tools to establish yourself and build your audience, savvy Wattpadders Jo Watson, Monica Sanz, Adrian Birch and LL Montez will guide you through a crash-course in Writerpreneurship.

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Alysha D'Souza

Talent Manager, Wattpad Studios
Alysha’s career has been guided by her passion for combining technology and storytelling. After completing her undergraduate degree in entrepreneurship and master degree in digital media, Alysha spent four years at Ryerson University building entrepreneurship programs and resources... Read More →

Speakers
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Adrian Birch (@Adrian_Birch)

Writer
Adrian Birch is known for his unique voice and sense of humour in cheeky, mystery/thriller. His "Dead in Bed" series on Wattpad has accumulated over 13.3M reads, and has been released as a two-part audiobook through Hachette Audio in 2017.
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Monica Sanz (@DistantDreamer)

Writer
Monica Sanz is a YA author from Weston, Florida. She has an established fanbase on Wattpad.com and is a member of the Wattpad4, a group of writers who host weekly Twitter chats on writing and publishing. Her debut YA novel, SEVENTH BORN (The Witchling Academy #1) comes out September... Read More →
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Jo Watson (@jo_watson101)

Writer
Jo Watson is the award-winning author of romantic comedies. After becoming a Wattpad sensation, with over 20 million reads on her books, she signed a three-book deal with Grand Central Publishing for her ‘Destination Love’ series. When she isn’t writing she can be found binge... Read More →
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LL Montez (@LLMontez)

Writer
LL Montez is a teacher, writer, entrepreneur, and friend to all. She is best known for her 2017 Watty winner, ARC10, and for co-hosting the Wattpad community-focused podcast, The Writers XL, with bestie author Shelly X Leonn. During her undergrad, she practiced short story performance... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm EDT
Astor Ballroom 1535 Broadway, New York, New York 10036 USA