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You might be surprised by all the “hidden gems” for writers on YouTube:
- Interviews with Bestselling authors
- Consistently updated Writing Channels
- And even full-length Writing Courses… 100% free
It ain’t easy to find them all.
Well, it wasn’t for me.
But for you – I’ve compiled all the best YouTube Writing Channels and Videos here in one simple list, so you can better achieve to your writing goals:
Last week, I finished writing the 21st draft of a short story.
I made a ton of mistakes, lost my way numerous times…
…and became a much, much better writer.
Here are 21 writing tips that took me too many drafts – and tears – to discover:
Above the pearly gates in Writer’s Purgatory…
…there is a question painted gold, floating letters:
“What is the Most Important Rule of Writing?”
Ahead, a vaguely androgynous guardian stood over a marble lectern, scribbling in a book with gold-leafed pages.
When she saw me, a deep frown creased her otherwise flawless face.
She asked, “Do you have your answer?”
“…There is no such thing as Writer’s block…”
At least, that’s what I keep hearing.
“It’s a lie. It’s an excuse. It doesn’t exist.”
Writer’s Block is real. Every writer ever has faced it.
But – there is a serious problem with calling it “Writer’s Block.”
Let me show you…
My favorite writers are rebels.
Most of them know the rules of writing… and break them anyway.
Look at these examples:
- Isaac Asimov thrived on “info dumps”
- Info dumps are supposed to be boring.
- The Hunger Games starts with Katniss’s wake-up routine.
- Don’t start with the wake-up. This is amateur writing 101!
- Harry Potter doesn’t have a consistent point of view
- Mr. Dursley takes up the first chapter… and we never get his POV again.
But all of them are breakout best sellers.
Which can only mean one thing…
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