Monday, July 4, 2016

5 YouTube Channels for Writers (Part 1)

Writers at any stage of their journey may find themselves scouring the internet for tools and tips of the trade. Writing, in my humble opinion, is something that must constantly be worked at to improve. This could involve things like reading more (inside and outside your genre), taking a class, or learning more about craft.

Today, I'd like to share with you 5 YouTube channels that I’ve come across for writers. While some of these channels delve into other topics aside from writing, they all offer something useful.

Jenna Moreci

This was one of the first “writing channels” I’ve ever subscribed to, and she is certainly one I will keep following.
With her no-nonsense approach and humorous delivery, Jenna keeps me laughing while keeping things real about writing and publishing. I especially love the fact that she publishes her novels herself, and she talks about things like setting goals, marketing ideas, and other things she does when dealing with her career as an author.
She may claim to be a cyborg, but dang, she certainly has the heart of a knowledgeable writing guru.

Ava Jae

Ava Jae writes YA (Young Adult) Science Fiction/Fantasy, and her channel and blog typically center around the writing and publishing processes. 

What I like most about her channel is that she is consistent, and her videos are typically under 5 minutes. This is great because I can always watch a video while waiting at the doctor’s office or in line at the grocery store (while using my headphones, of course).

She is also a freelance editor with very reasonable rates. Check out her services here.


Shaelin in a young writer who talks about her writing journey in a very casual and approachable way. Her videos may be on the lengthy side ranging from 10 to 20 minutes, but I always feel like she talks to her audience like a friend who's come over for a visit. I enjoy her videos while sipping a nice cup of coffee in the mornings before my writing day starts.

She gives tips on how to strengthen your writing as well as videos that chronicle her own writing projects.


This channel is a hodgepodge of all things reading and writing with an emphasis on YA. There are several members of the WordNerd channel, and they each bring something unique to the table. Sometimes they talk about writing, sometimes about revising, or book recommendations. There’s something for everyone. You don't have to write YA to benefit from their awesomeness.

Kim Chance

I like this channel because it seems to take a systematic, educational tone to the writing world. Kim is enthusiastic about her topics and about helping others, and it's this passion that keeps me watching her videos.

She has a background in education, and this comes through in the format of her videos. They are uplifting while teaching you something at the same time. As a fellow educator, I love the vibe on her channel.

I hope you find this useful, and I will have a part 2 to this post in the future!

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And as always, may your words be great and your pages many.

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