Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Best Author Videos Of All Time

Every morning I get up at eight...okay I lie. Every morning I get up at nine, make myself breakfast (and that's not a lie as long as putting cheerios in a bowl is called "making breakfast") and I drink about six or eight cups of strongly caffeinated tea while I watch videos on my computer. Since it's early in the morning and I want to feel at least vaguely productive, I abstain from fuzzy kitten and duckling videos and watch stuff about writers.

Anything about writers. Anything at all. From helpful writing advice, to the inane babbling of the clearly insane (I come across that a lot). And since finding a fun/helpful writing video always makes my day complete and gives me that motivational kick in the pants to get my day going, I thought I'd share.

Most of these videos are funny clips from young adult writers I've stumbled across in my searches.

Kiera Cass

Kiera Cass is the author of "The Selection", among other things. I found the video you are about to watch while browsing the vast and confusing world of youtube, and I've been hooked on her videos ever since. This woman is funny.

Jackson Pearce

Author of "Sisters Red", "Sweetly" and "Fathomless" among other things. Her channel on youtube is full of good advice, interesting topics and writer-style remixes on bad pop songs.

Kaleb Nation

Author of "Harken" and other books, Kaleb Nation is a big personality on youtube.

John Green

Author of the most popular "The Fault in Our Stars". If you're not a Nerdfighter by the end of this video, I'm sad for you. Watch  John and Hank trade insults and give good (and bad) advice on everything from writing to...well, everything.

Maggie Stiefvater

Bestselling author of the crazy-popular "Shiver", "The Raven Boys" and more. I hadn't read any of her books until I watched Maggie's videos. Then I went straight out and bought Shiver, because she's awesome.

And there you have it, some of the best author "vlogs" out there! Go forth and learn (and laugh). If you have any author videos to recommend, or if you have your own author youtube channel and you think others should subscribe, let us know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Erin this was great. I can totally picture you staring at the blank form, trying to identify your occupation.

    I hope you put dreamer/writer/maker of mashed potatoes.

    I'm having the submission blues and this post was like a breath of fresh air. Thanks and good luck with your writing.