As a writer, you might want to consider creating a YouTube channel to promote your writing. I’ve considered it myself, but hate the way I look on camera, and when I did a blog-a-day challenge, I learned I didn’t like the editing part. But it does gain viewers and potential fans to your writing.
Here are some writers who have some interesting channels:
This channel shares mostly writer prompts, which include write-alongs where she writes and you watch her process. This is an example where you don’t have to show yourself, or even talk.
Jenna Moreci– author of Eve- the Awakening.
This channel I find very entertaining with her videos on quarterly goals, her easygoing tone, her openness of her writing process. She shares upcoming novels she will be publishing, and provides many videos on the writing craft.
Vivien Reis– author of the Elysian Prophecy
This channel includes topics on writing, publishing, goals, and tips. She speaks well, directly, and shares her experiences as an author.
Writer’s Digest- Writer’s Digest Magazine.
Highly recommended to subscribe! This channel covers many aspects of writing from drafting to publishing and marketing. You can also find interviews with published authors, and lots of topics. Many videos are preview videos, but there is so much information here that is valuable.
Vlogbrothers- John Green, author of Fault in Our Stars, and Hank Green, his brother who helped created Nerdcon, and works with Crash Course and SciShow.
This channel isn’t exclusively about the bestselling author, John Green of Fault in Our Stars, but his videos will include his writing process. The channel started between the two brothers vlogging to one another that build an amazingly huge fanbase.
ShaelinWrites- authored 7 novels and shares about her process.
This channel includes tutorials and her writing process, but also collaboration videos with other vloggers. This is a good example of sharing topics and the process of writing and she shares her process in simple, frank language.
If you decide to start vlogging, remember to include these features:
- An about page that links back to blog/web sites so visitors can order your book
- Add videos mentioning your writing you will be publishing.
- Add playlists to sort your videos into groups such as ‘writing’ and ‘character’ and ‘publishing’.
- Add tags/keywords when publishing so people can find you through searches.
- Add your videos to your blog/website.
- Avoid ‘um’ when you speak. Talk in a firm, direct tone.
Do you have favorite youtubers you follow that are about writing? Share in comments.