Resources for Writers
Really Useful Links: Vlogs by Paul Anthony Shortt
Video-blogging is a huge scene these days. There’s a lot of power in video, and Youtube has built its foundation on people using the medium to share their political views, artistic critique, social commentary, and comedy works. While connecting the work of the author to the video medium might not at first be an obvious thing to do, it’s worth considering that over 800 million people visit Youtube every day, taking in 4 billion videos. There’s power in those kinds of numbers, whether you’re looking to get information or to get yourself onto a vlog.
Vloggers cover a range of topics that are directly relevant to authors; book reviews, industry news, critical analysis, writing advice and even workshops. What’s more, successful vloggers have their fingers on the pulse of their respective fields. If you want to find out the most current trends or industry news, they’re the ones to turn to. Here are some ways to find the best vlog resources.
1: Favourite Booktubers – BookPeople.co.uk starts us off with a list of their top Booktubers (book review vloggers). These vloggers reach tens of thousands of followers, so not only can they help you see what’s what with your chosen genre, but if you can get your book reviewed by them, you’re reaching a wide new audience.
2: 24 Youtube Channels To Help Improve Your Writing – Deviantart user Joseph Blake Parker provides this list of the best vlogs for making your writing shine. Writing.ie has it’s own YouTube channel featuring footage from the National Emerging Writer Programme – information packed videos on Starting to Write, Telling the Story and Revising, Rewriting and Overcoming Obstacles (with Sinead Moriarty, Declan Hughes and Carlo Gebler)
3: Awesome Author Vlogs You Need To Follow – It’s not just book lovers who get in on this. Many authors are using vlogs to reach their readers on a whole new level. This may be something you want to consider for yourself. Check out these recommendations to get started.
4: 28 Tips To Start A Vlog – If you’ve been convinced to take the plunge, this article will give you solid advice on how to set yourself up and build an audience.
That’s all for this week. Good luck!
(c) Paul Anthony Shortt