paulapdx

Hey Friends!
          	
          	Quick update for you - My father is in the hospital and might have to have heart surgery so I'll be offline for a little while. :-(  
          	
          	The situation will also affect my summer writing plans.
          	
          	In short, the reposting of the PROSE VERSION of  
          	☀️"The Otherworlders - Season One"☀️ will begin in JULY instead of June.
          	
          	And I also plan to start posting my New Adult, College Rom-Com entitled: 
          	☀️"How to Have a Hookup"☀️ in time to submit it to the Wattys. We'll see how that goes. :-/
          	
          	Now, these genres (New Adult & Rom-Com) is a new one for me and--if you're a fan of The Otherworlders or The Descendants--may not be your cup of tea. HOWEVER, I do hope you'll give it a chance! The characters are awesome, the issue of modern-day intimacy is explored with both insight and humor, and the story is turning out to be a heck of a lot of fun!
          	
          	I'm going to try to post a sample chapter or two in a few weeks, so keep an eye out for that and throw it on your reading list and in your library if you want to start getting chapters when the book goes live.
          	
          	That's it for now. I hope you all are doing well and I miss you! Anybody else planning to submit to the Wattys this year? Post a link to your submission in the comments so I can check it out when I'm back online!
          	
          	Best,
          	~ Paula ❤️

paulapdx

@fleeids - Thank you!
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paulapdx

@TheMaskedWritress - Thank you! Every positive thought and prayer helps! ❤️
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TheMaskedWritress

@paulapdx Sending all my prayers!
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Alexisya93

Hi! I just wanted to say thank you so much for the advice. I can't believe my ratings have gone up so fast. Gained so many followers as well, and thank you! Also wanted to say in the Screenplay category I see you are number #1 I am number #3. And I owe it all to you. 

paulapdx

Hey Friends!
          
          Quick update for you - My father is in the hospital and might have to have heart surgery so I'll be offline for a little while. :-(  
          
          The situation will also affect my summer writing plans.
          
          In short, the reposting of the PROSE VERSION of  
          ☀️"The Otherworlders - Season One"☀️ will begin in JULY instead of June.
          
          And I also plan to start posting my New Adult, College Rom-Com entitled: 
          ☀️"How to Have a Hookup"☀️ in time to submit it to the Wattys. We'll see how that goes. :-/
          
          Now, these genres (New Adult & Rom-Com) is a new one for me and--if you're a fan of The Otherworlders or The Descendants--may not be your cup of tea. HOWEVER, I do hope you'll give it a chance! The characters are awesome, the issue of modern-day intimacy is explored with both insight and humor, and the story is turning out to be a heck of a lot of fun!
          
          I'm going to try to post a sample chapter or two in a few weeks, so keep an eye out for that and throw it on your reading list and in your library if you want to start getting chapters when the book goes live.
          
          That's it for now. I hope you all are doing well and I miss you! Anybody else planning to submit to the Wattys this year? Post a link to your submission in the comments so I can check it out when I'm back online!
          
          Best,
          ~ Paula ❤️

paulapdx

@fleeids - Thank you!
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paulapdx

@TheMaskedWritress - Thank you! Every positive thought and prayer helps! ❤️
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TheMaskedWritress

@paulapdx Sending all my prayers!
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paulapdx

Okay, guys! This time I mean it. This time I'm following through! :-D 
          
          I keep getting sidelined but I WILL be taking "The Otherworlders - Season 1" down for editing (re-writing it in prose) late on Sunday night, so you have the weekend to finish up if you're close to the end!
          
          And I'll be leaving Season 2 up during that time.
          
          I'll let y'all know the new posting schedule for The OW-S1 when I figure it out. :-)

TheMaskedWritress

@paulapdx All good!
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unauthorized1_2

I love your ideas and where your mind goes, like the descendants(hands raised (lol))❤️❤️I love different ideas and things that haven’t been made before❤️

paulapdx

@unauthorized1_2 - Oh, thank you! ❤️ My mind often works in very strange ways. Sometimes that's great, sometimes...not so much. :-D
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paulapdx

A READER, SOMEWHERE, OUT THERE: So, Paula...what's with this whole taking down The Otherworlders to edit at the end of March? Have you not noticed that we are now three days into April?
          
          ME: Why yes, dear reader, I did notice that we're well into April. When I'd planned to take The OW down, I failed to consider that March ended right before the weekend and that would be a pretty crappy thing to do.
          
          READER: It would. It would. So now, what's the deal?
          
          ME: Well, dear reader, I'll only be taking down SEASON 1 of The Otherworlders this week to begin my edits. SEASON 2 will remain up while I work on season 1.
          
          READER: Well, thank heavens for that! You see, our cat somehow ended up in the dryer, our dog ripped up a very expensive couch, and no one can seem to find the hamster or the turtle. Needless to say, I was too busy to get caught up on your story.
          
          ME: Dude, I hear ya! I've been there before! But here's some great news. 
          
          ☀️Season 1 (and eventually season 2) will be re-released in a prose format!☀️ 
          
          So, basically it's becoming a novel! So be sure to keep the book on your reading lists and also in your library and you'll get notified when I start posting again. And let your friends who didn't like the script format know that it'll be posted in prose this summer. I think all of you will really like the new format!
          
          ~ Paula ❤️

paulapdx

@ThilanDamhiru - Oh, I remember that time in my life! It was a long, long time ago. ;-)
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ThilanDamhiru

@paulapdx hmmm.I'm 15 years old...
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paulapdx

@ThilanDamhiru - Great to meet you, Thilan!
            
            I live in Oregon in the U.S. And my age is a very closely held secret. :-D
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Maiettaa

Have you wrote season 3 of OW?

paulapdx

@Maiettaa - Aww...thank you! I know, with that ending, I too wish I'd had Season 3 ready for you. But when I started on Wattpad, I was told you were supposed to post as you write. Well, I found out I'm a super slow writer, so that was ill-advised. :-D
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Maiettaa

@paulapdx okay thanks.  I just want to know.if it was released bit I haven't noticed. I really like how the 2 seasons have come till now. Good work. Keep it up!
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paulapdx

@Maiettaa - Hi! Season 3 is only in the outline phase. :-(  I'm re-releasing Season 1 and then Season 2 in prose form instead of scripted. 
            
            Then, I'll start posting Season 3 in prose form after that. 
            
            I'm not sure how long that will take, but in the meantime I'll be opening up a Discord with an artist so we'll have lots of art and one-shots to share. Stay tuned for more! :-)
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paulapdx

Hello Friends!
          
          I hope your day, week, month, year is going well!
          
          Just a quick reminder that The Otherworlders is coming down at the end of March. I'll be working on edits and then will be reposting the edited version. I'm pretty sure I'll be posting it back on Wattpad, but plans are fluid. :-)

paulapdx

@DESTINY5611 - :-)
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DESTINY5611

@paulapdx Yay! Thank you!
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paulapdx

@DESTINY5611 - I'm pretty sure I will, so you're good to go! :-)
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paulapdx

Hi Friends!
          
          I just wanted to warn you that, apparently, there is a hacker, or perhaps hackers, getting access to users' accounts by posing as a member of the Wattpad Support team and direct messaging them, claiming that their account has violated the Wattpad Content Guidelines.
          
          There are several indications that this is a scam.
          
          1) The username is "staff-someone's name". In the case reported, it was "staff-james".
          
          2. The user's account is not a VERIFIED Wattpad account. Only verified Wattpad accounts will have the Wattpad logo and have the "Verified" checkmark next to their name IN YOUR PRIVATE MESSAGE INBOX. I can't share a screenshot, but if you go to the actual Wattpad profile, you'll see what I mean - 
          
          https://www.wattpad.com/user/Wattpad
          
          3) The link is an unusual URL or has odd file extensions. In this case the malicious link had "feedback-wttpd" in it and ended with a ".cf" While you can still get a virus from a link containing a ".com", ".org.", ".gov" or ".edu", any link ending in anything other than one of those is almost certainly suspicious.
          
          WHAT DO I DO IF I GET THIS DM? Please DO NOT click any link in this DM!
          
          Report the DM to Wattpad via their support site. Instructions can be found here:
           
          https://support.wattpad.com/hc/en-us/articles/205095403-How-to-report-private-messages
          
          The instructions don't mention a spam category, but there is one now. After reporting, block the user and delete the DM.
          
          That's all for now and stay safe guys!
          
          ~ Paula ❤️

Maiettaa

@paulapdx  Thanks for the warning. It is sad these people are hurting people.
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jmhallewell

@paulapdx Sorry to your friend. Thanks for the warning too. Grateful. 
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paulapdx

@Maiettaa & @jmhallewell - The phishers are back, and they're being VERY aggressive. I got a DM the other day and my friend got her account hacked and taken over. 
            
            The sad part was that she was aware of the scam. It's just that they're praying on our emotions and she just wasn't paying attention.
            
            Wattpad is on it and closing the accounts as fast as they can, but it still doesn't hurt to keep warning your friends.
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paulapdx

The Writers Connect team is excited to host the first ever Critique Partner Match-Up on our public WCX Discord server: https://discord.gg/Jb3wY7Kj
          
          We're so glad you're interested in improving your storytelling skills! 
          
          For those who wish to participate in the Critique Partner Match-Up event this coming February 19th, YOU NEED TO FILL OUT THIS FORM in order to register for this event since there is a 100 participant limit:
          
          https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemaN6WaUin4gFyXaNkg0bq8l5Sc4xIXRTzvr4NRIReF8HYQQ/viewform
          
          If you have concerns or questions about the form, the event, or  the Discord server, join the server and tag an admin in the "cp-match-help channel". The WCX admins. are: 
          
          Rodney ( WP - @iamrodneyvsmith )
          Holly ( WP - @neverfakeit )
          Zoe ( WP - @Zoe_Blessing )
          Deb ( WP - @BrittanieCharmintine )
          
          When we reach our 100 participant limit for this event, anyone who has not filled out the form but is still interested will be put on a waitlist. 
          
          Once you're registered, hang tight. We will email you the event link the day prior to the event!
          
          Join the Discord server to learn more! https://discord.gg/Jb3wY7Kj
          
          See you there!!

IBLoud

@paulapdx Thank you for the invite
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TheMaskedWritress

@paulapdx Sounds exciting!
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