LET ME ADVERTISE YOUR BOOK.

Hey guys, writing a diverse book? With POC characters? On WattPad? And want it to reach more people? Then come along to my WP handle @shoutouttodiversity and let me give you a shout out.

Requirements

  • A cast that is either all POC, or has the main character as POC. So, African American, African, Asian, Arab, Native American, Native Australian, Native Brazilian, basically, if you know the people you’re writing about have little/no/bad for no reason representation in the media, then you’re good to go.
  • Reads should be below 5K.

Payment

  • A follow. Because I want my shout outs (including yours) to reach as many people as possible. :blush:
  • A read through my WIP Hear The Whispers Sing which you can find here. Hear The Whispers Sing. - End The Apartheid - Wattpad. No votes or comments necessary. If it doesn’t catch your fancy, that’s alright. If it does, (and if you want to comment and vote :pleading_face: :pleading_face: :pleading_face:) I love you. Let’s be soulmates. Hope you enjoy it.
    Priorities

    I’ll be getting to your books in this order.
  • If your book explores the challenges POC face, from micro-aggression all the way up the ladder you get first priority.

  • If your book doesn’t (I mean, what if you’re writing a fantasy where all is sunshine and daisies?) but still has really rich culture that is based on a marginalised group. then it gets second priority.

  • If your book has a POC main and that’s it, it gets third priority.

Red flags

I’ll be going through your books before shouting them out, so please look out for the following. If you don’t, that’s OK, I’ll be PMing you to point them out, but I won’t shout your book out until you rectify that.

  • Harmful stereotypes. (Eg; if I see a harem represented as a nonconsensual whorehouse in the book you give me, I will be pissed. VERY pissed. Do your research)
  • Telling me your main character is POC, but when I read through it, I find no indication of that.

If you take my advice and do the corrections and PM me back, then I’d be happy to go through your book once again and give it a shoutout.

So, yeah. If you’re interested, reply below with the following form.

  1. Book link:

  2. WP Username:

  3. Wacky’s Username:

  4. Payment (done/not done):

  5. A general overview of your cast:

  6. Blurb:

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Hey there,

Your thread looks like it’s better suited to #wacky-classifieds, so I’ve gone ahead and moved it there for you.

Mari :coolpineapple:

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Thanks!

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Thanks for doing this!

  1. Book link: What Comes After | ✔️ - KingEmpo - Wattpad

  2. WP Username: KingEmpo

  3. Wacky’s Username: KingEmpo

  4. Payment (done/not done): I’ve followed you, and will try reading the first few chapters of your book, though I apologize in advance if I don’t get super far since I’m not a big fan of fantasy.

  5. A general overview of your cast:

My main cast is nearly all POC. My main character, Neal, along with his two siblings, (Mira, the older sister, and May, the younger sister) are Asian American. His father is Indian while his mother is Taiwanese. Although I believe that it isn’t stated directly, Neal’s best friend, Charles, is Asian American too. Mira’s boyfriend, Leon, is the only white character that plays a major role in the story.

  1. Blurb:

Trapped between the stresses of high school life and his fear of upcoming college, Neal feels smothered by the overwhelming amount of change and responsibility he is going to face in the future. However, all of this changes when an asteroid crashes into the moon, pushing it much closer to Earth than anticipated, leading to catastrophic disaster to his large coastal town as the power shuts down and the tidal tsunamis ravage their coastline.

Inspired by “Life As We Knew It”, the source series for this novel, it is written in a hybrid-diary format, chronicling the fears and emotions of Neal as he and his family struggle to survive in this changed world. Each day is a struggle as the world falls further and further in decay as volcanic eruptions cloud the skies and the waves eat away at the land. No one thinks of the past anymore. The only thought on everyone’s mind is about what comes after.

  1. Just a small note:

Much of Neal’s exploration of his Asian American identity do come into play much more in the second half of the novel compared to the first half, and that while there are moments that directly connect to the idea of cultural heritage, some other moments are definitely more subtle, especially concerning the last couple of chapters, since they often intersect with other ideas (Sorry if this is a bit vague, but I don’t want to spoil anything).