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: The amazing 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's 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’m on Wattpad for how I discovered this marvelous, innovative site. 

And I am not alone: 

35 million users 

spend 9 billions minutes

on Wattpad every month

With all the “news” that bombards us daily, Wattpad understands that poetry and memoir and fiction and the desire to invent lie 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 to Wattpad,