YouTube: A Good Resource for Writers?


As it turns out, there is a lot more on YouTube than just music videos and cute cat videos. There is an entire community of YouTubers who talk about books (referred to as BookTube). There are YouTubers who talk about activism and political issues, beauty products, movie reviews. There are YouTubers who give tutorials that help you learn how to play guitar, how to use that new software you just acquired, and anything else you can think of.

Over the past six months or so, the YouTube channel that I once only used for the occasional video of myself performing a cover or original song has evolved into a channel where I discuss books, music, and writing. (And sometimes I even do ridiculous things like my parody book trailer for “Every Dystopian Book Ever“.) One of the cool things I’ve been doing for a while, though, is weekly writing tip videos. I talk about a lot of the things I talk about on this blog: tips for writing better fiction, publishing tips, marketing tips, etc. As I have gotten more involved in the YouTube community, I discovered other YouTubers that were talking about the same types of things.

I have seen quite a few lists of all of the Booktubers, all of the sketch comedy YouTube channels, etc. But I couldn’t find a comprehensive list of all of the YouTubers who made these helpful writing videos. So I made one and put it up here on the writing blog. Check it out! WriteTube List – YouTubers Who Make Videos About Writing

There is a lot of great information out there for writers. There are a ton of amazing writing blogs, there are helpful free online classes from universities, there are free e-books you can download. But for those of you who take in information better when it’s in a podcast or video, I encourage you to check out some of these YouTubers and find channels that are helpful and entertaining to you.

And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel and get your weekly dose of writing tips! I have also decided to do a Q&A video where I will answer some of the most frequent questions I get about writing, publishing (traditional or independent), marketing, editing, etc. If you have any questions related to writing, please leave them for me here (or on social media) and I may answer it in my upcoming Q&A video.

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