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A neat idea! Story time YouTube

I discovered this channel on YouTube entitled Scary Fairy Godmother. Coincidently, my writer’s group recently released a fairy tale anthology, but this video channel shows an unique medium to sharing stories- video story telling.

Here is an example: One TRUE Encounter with REAL Fairies….

The YouTuber reads stories with added sound and music, which adds to the atmosphere of storytelling. It reminds me of the times where my father told stories while camping, without a soundtrack.

As writers/authors, you might want to consider adding your own video channel, sharing pieces of your writing as a form of storytelling. You could read a scene from your book, or share one of your short stories.

I’m thinking of doing this myself, telling the stories of my childhood of weird encounters, dreams, or other tales I experienced.

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Mental Floss: Hank green talks ‘charming facts about children’s author’

 Hank Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars, also hosts Mental Floss on Youtube. Here, he discusses some very cool facts about children authors.

 

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Marketing tips from Bookmarketingbestsellers

 

The site is by BookMarketingBestSellers.com and provides some marketing tips for new authors. The site also provides some tips and resources for publishing as well. I would suggest bookmarking or perusing the site with a notebook. It’s a valuable resource.

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TedTalks Writers

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If you’re not familiar with Tedtalks, you should be. This page on TedTalks Authors includes a number of speeches by authors on their writing experiences. (You can also find so much fascinating science and education speeches too).

I really enjoyed A.J. Jacobs, A Year Living Biblically, where he shares his experiences as an agnostic living by the 700 rules of the Bible.

 

Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love, shares her writing thoughts in ‘Your Elusive Creative Genius”.  I like her writing style, but didn’t really enjoy her book. I will try to read her other stuff to see if I like them. Her lecture, however, goes on about her experiences as a bestselling author, and the writing process.

 

And then there’s Shane Koyczan, a poet with words that just grip you hard and shakes you. His To This Day poem touches upon bullying and the impact words have on you….for a lifetime.

These are just a few of the many writers and poets, among scientists and educators, who share amazing stories through TedTalks. If you have favorites- post in comments.

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