Author-tube is a group within Youtube of writers and authors that make writing related videos. A lot these videos focus on writing advice. These are a few of the Author-tubers I’ve found that have been the most helpful to me in my writing journey.
Kristen Martin is the Amazon Bestselling author of 4 books! Her debut trilogy (The Alpha Drive, The Order of Omega, and Restitution) and her new dark fantasy series (Shadow Crown) have all hit the Bestseller list on Amazon. Kristen shares her advice on writing as well as her own journey to help other writers forge their own path to publishing. She’ll definitely inspire you in more ways than one!
Kim Chance will have her debut novel, Keeper, published January 2019! Kim is the best friend we all need to help pick us up when the self doubt gets to be too much. She’s also full of wonderful knowledge and advice to share. Kim makes a real effort to connect to other writers, which is something I don’t often see. She’s such a genuine person whose videos will be a real asset to your writing.
Jenna Moreci is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, Eve: The Awakening and will soon be releasing her next book, The Savior’s Champion. Jenna is a hilarious, no bullshit type of advice giver. She’s not going to sugar-coat or tiptoe around your feelings. She’s going to give it to you straight. Jenna’s writing advice is truly gold. She has a video on every aspect of writing a great book and will crack you up with her fun personality along the way.
Vivien Reis is the author of the upcoming novel, The Elysian Prophesy. Vivien has a fun quirky personality and tons of practical writing advice. I specially love that she not only talks about the writing itself, but she goes into the mechanics of writing. She has videos on software she uses and dictation. These tools can be a huge help to writers!
These websites are all different places that provide different information and tools to aid your writing.
Better Novel Project is a website that deconstructs popular YA novels to analyze what makes them work. There are tons of useful information and posts on this site, but my favorite is the Master Outline. This outline might just change your life. When I first started writing I found it hard to become the writer and not just the reader. This outline helps lay out exactly what goes into Bestselling YA novels. This is by no means something you need to stick to 100% because every book is different. But it does help to organize and control all the details you’ll need to think about in your book.
My Write Club is a website to track your goals. You can set writing goals by word count, scenes, pages, etc. You can update your goal as you go to see how close you are to the finish line! You can also add friends so you can see their goals as well. My favorite feature of this site is the writing sprints! You can create your own custom writing sprint or you can join the global sprint. Here you’ll have about 25 minutes to crank out your words. You can see how many words you’ve written as well as everyone else’s in the sprint.
Scrivener is a writing software that really helps organize the chaos that is writing a book. There are built in sections for characters, chapters, settings, and many others. It’s also customizable. You can add your own sections as you please. Scrivener will also help you format when it comes to publishing!
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When I first started writing for more than just myself I burned through just about every resource I could trying to learn more about the craft. I read books on writing, I joined writing communities, I watched writing videos on YouTube, I prayed to the writing gods, I was a vacuum for knowledge. Over the years I discovered that some of these resources were more helpful to me than others. So here's some of my favorite writing resources compiled so that they may help somebody else.