Finding Your Readers: From NaNoWriMo to Wattpad to Best-selling Author, featuring Taran Matharu

Mar 11, 2019

Taran Matharu

If you’re curious about—or maybe even terrified by—the idea of getting advance readers for your work-in-progress, you’ll want to hear from today’s guest Taran Matharu and listen to his success story. Taran shared his work on WattPad and garnered 3 million reads in less than six months. He shares his story on today’s episode, as well as lots of concrete tips for all you writers out there about how to gain more exposure for your work.


Taran Matharu is the New York Times bestselling author of the Summoner series, which has been translated into 15 languages and has sold over a million copies. He was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for writing during early adolescence, beginning his first book at 9 years old. Taran began to write Summoner in November 2013 at the age of 22, taking part in Nanowrimo 2013 and sharing his work on The shared sample of the story went viral, reaching over 3 million reads in less than six months. Taran went on to launch his professional writing career and has never looked back.

Writing Action: Share Your Work

Since today’s episode is about the power of sharing your work to find readers, we want to encourage you to give it a try—in a more formal capacity than you might have done to date. Here’s a short list of places you might look into—and good luck!

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