Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing

Wattpad, which describes itself as the world’s largest online community of readers and writers, has raised $17 million from a group of venture funds led by Khosla Ventures. Khosla partner Andrew Chung says he thinks Wattpad can do for writing what YouTube has done for video.

Groupon Hires Writers, But Don’t Call It Journalism

Fans of Groupon note that it has more than 100 writers, editors and fact-checkers on staff — more than a lot of medium-sized newspapers — and is continuing to hire and train writers, many of whom are (or were) journalists. But is that really something worth celebrating?

NaNoWriMo Writing Tools for the iPad

National Novel Writing Month, or, National Stop Procrastinating and Write Month, is soon upon us. This year marks the first time the iPad is available during the prose-fest. Here’s a breakdown of your best bets for getting some of that writing done on the iPad.

iPad Dock Perfect for Writing

One of the best features of the iPad is its lack of features, especially when it comes to writing. Knowing that chat is not running and Twitter is turned off lets the writer focus entirely on the task of writing.

One Month Later: The iPad

It’s been a little over a month since I’ve introduced the iPad to my digital workflow and I’m now convinced that I had an iPad-sized hole in my life. The iPad is a device I rarely leave the house without.

How the Internet Changed Writing in the 2000s

With so much discussion about how the Internet is changing journalism and media, there’s surprisingly little said about how writing itself has changed. But as more people have spent more time writing on the Internet this past decade, the way we write has changed significantly.

Final Draft 8 Review

If you’ve ever harbored the desire to write for the silver screen and tried to do something about it, you’ll already know…

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