It doesn’t matter how much we love to read and write, once in a while it’s nice to take a BREAK, sit back, and let some information wash over us in a passive way. Rather than turn to a sitcom, consider taking a YouTube time out!

YouTube isn’t just for music videos and silly pet tricks. There are some fabulous resources for authors here, just a search term away, from actual writing advice to interviews with leading authors, book trailers and more. Say you’re just looking for a little basic writing advice:

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Justine Tal Goldberg discusses how to correct the most common mistakes made in writing. Whether you are writing fiction, non-fiction, or in an academic setting…

Or, maybe you’re looking for some entertaining insight from an icon, like the legendary Stephen King (whose book On Writing, is still one of my all-time favorites):

Craig Ferguson – Stephen King

August 6, 2012 – Excellent interview with a relaxed and very droll Stephen King. They discuss the writing process, the contrast between an author’s works and his real-world personality, the afterlife, Jung, collective ideas, and…

Have a favorite YouTube video on the craft or business of writing, or a book trailer to boast? Share it with us so we can add to our Where Writers Win playlist.


COMING THIS WEEK – October 19-21, 2012
Myrtle Beach, SC

The South Carolina Writers Workshop (SCWW) annual writer’s conference brings over 200 authors, agents, editors and writers together for a weekend of workshops, agent and editor critiques and special events. WWW’s Shari Stauch will present classes on Saturday and Sunday’s faculty program, including PUTTING YOUR PASSION IN PRINT: HOW TO SHARE YOUR VISION & INFLUENCE WITH A GREATER AUDIENCE and HOW TO BECOME AN OUTRAGEOUSLY SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR, EVEN BEFORE YOUR BOOK IS PUBLISHED!

Members of the WWW team will be at several events still coming up this year. Learn more HERE!

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4 thoughts on “You Tube: Entertaining Advice for Authors!

  • October 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    How serendipitous! We had a book commercial created for our site and YouTube. We JUST put it up this month, so I don’t know if we’ll be getting sales from it, but I’ll keep you posted! Both Nelson (the author) and I love it (plus the cost was low, always helpful!)! I’d welcome any opinions, too.

    • October 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Very nice trailer! I’d be interested to know who put it together for you and how much — we’re adding that service to our site soon and looking for a couple good folks to partner with! Email me at and hope it sells for ya!

  • October 15, 2012 at 10:22 am

    This sounds like an entertaining way to fill the tool box! Thanks!

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