YouTube channels, selling your work, and how to self-publish a book
Plus other links on taking small steps, author bios and finding publishers.
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There is so much gold on YouTube for writers. Channels galore. I'd like to start my own channel up again, though I am not sure I will top the time I accidentally created a hugely popular YouTube tag called On My Shelf. It was a silly idea. But it caught on. And now no one remembers who started it. Anyway, check out some great channels!
Fantastic overview of the process you need to go through to self-publish a book professionally. It's full of practical advice and gives you a good idea to what to expect. I can also recommend K.M. Weiland's other writing-related advice on outlining and how to structure a story.
This is a super post from the team at Podia. They do lots of great content for people who make stuff on the internet, actually. Want to sell your ebook? A guide to writing (or anything else)? This piece includes lots of practical advice on selling through your own website.
This from Bec Evans on the Prolifiko blog looks at how you can tackle large projects – like writing a book – by taking it one small step at a time. It's so important, but easier said than done. It can be hard to look past that feeling of 'Oh my goodness I need to write a whole book!'
Bear is great. It's one of the three writing apps I use every day. This post is by software engineer, Jonathan Clem, who uses the Bear app to take and store all his notes. I found it really interesting to read how he uses the built-in tagging feature to stay organised.
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