Posted on Monday, October 14th, 2013 by Will Hagle
Readwave is a social platform that allows writers to share their stories with other writers around the world.
Readwave gives users an opportunity to share their stories with the likeminded community on ReadWave. Any piece of writing — a short story, a chapter from a novel, a story that happened to you in real life, an article, or any other short piece of writing — can be uploaded to the site. You can also browse through stories written by other users easily, as stories are organized by category, and other useful information is presented about each unique story. If you click on the “Literary Stories” category, for instance, you’re presented with a wide variety of reading options, all of which are accompanied by a related picture and a time stamp, letting you know how long the story should take to read. ReadWave also displays how many people have favorited the story, how many have read it, and how many have commented on it. All of the content published on ReadWave is protected under copyright law.
Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites are integrated with ReadWave in order to smooth the process of sharing and allow storytellers to reach as large an audience as possible. The site also creates a unique embed code for each story uploaded to the site, making stories easier to share on third-party platforms such as blogs or other websites. The site is currently being used by amateurs, aspiring authors, as well as working professionals. Under each story, readers are presented with a short description of the author, including whatever other information (influences, hobbies, past publishing history, etc.) that the author wishes to disclose. Storytellers can connect directly with other users by following them or writing a reply beneath one of the stories that they have uploaded. When one of your followers writes something new, ReadWave alerts you. The site also discourages writer’s block by presenting users with unique writing challenges, such as to create a “Top 5” list in under 800 words. If you’ve got a story you want to tell, head over to ReadWave and start sharing it.