February 24, 2015

Get This: (Re)Making Love: a memoir wins the Watty

Now what did she say? You’ve watched the Oscars. You know what an Oscar is. What, pray tell, is a Watty?

First things first: Wattpad is the brainchild of Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen, who had an inventive idea that people love to read, love human expression and that that is the real news. 

Here they are:

Ivan Yuen and Allen Lau

Every year Wattpad headquarters, that was some 96 folks who work in Toronto, have their version of the Oscars and they call it: The Wattys!

Get this: (Re)Making Love: a memoir won! This version of the memoir includes the whole tale of the good, the bad and the foolish with photos on every single chapter and YouTube videos of romantic comedies, songs and more.

Click ☞Why I was on Wattpad and Why I Left for how I discovered the site that now promotes mostly to children and genre or fan fiction—and how none of that fits me anymore. But it was a fun ride while it lasted.

With all the “news” that bombards us daily, here's a poem about the desire to invent and how that desire lies at the center of the human heart.

Here is William Carlos Williams on the subject:

My heart rouses
               thinking to bring you news
                              of something
that concerns you
                 and concerns many men. Look at
                                  what passes for the new.
You will not find it there but in
                despised poems.
                               It is difficult
to get the news from poems
                 yet men die miserably every day
                                 for lack
of what is found there.

—William Carlos Williams, from “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower”

With love,

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