This video talks about three writing programs that you can create your book in. These are not the only programs, I know, but they are the three that I have personally used. If you are one who has used a different program, please feel free to comment below the video and let us hear from you.
In case you didn’t hear, Cathy is on blog tour this month through Tomorrow Comes Media.
About the author:
Cathy Jackson is a Midwestern Christian mother of two twenty-somethings and two teenagers. Reading is a passion of hers, but she adores writing. Some of the best people have been placed in her life to help her publish her books. They are a blessing and mean more to her than they will ever know. She loves writing scenes that uplift and encourage along with making one feel the experience. She wants readers to finish the books feeling hope, love, and happiness. To date, the books she has published are Inspirational (Christian) Romances but they have a Contemporary Romance feel.
As a part of Cathy Jackson’s blog tour, I asked for her top ten list of YouTubers and Bloggers. Here is her list:
1. Brian K. Morris-Rising Tide Publications – NEVERMIND THE FURTHERMORE
Brian K Morris is a can’t-miss blogger and Writer. We discovered one another at a Convention and became fast friends. Mr. Morris is uplifting, encouraging, and always ready to help others. His gift of gab along with his sharp wit and immeasurable amount of knowledge draws the viewer into his broadcasts, welcoming them into the Rising Tide family.
Pyrocynical was, and still is, one of my daughter’s go-to YouTuber. When she introduced me to his YouTube channel, I was hooked. He’s relevant, fun, and great to listen to.
3. Good Mythical Morning
Rhett & Link are two funny guys who always bring something new and creative to their broadcasts. Good Mythical Morning is an American comedy, talk and variety YouTube series I enjoy almost every morning.
My daughter found Mattias on YouTube a few years ago and introduced him and his wife, Amanda, to our family. The couple was and continues to be, quirky and fun. His channel originally started with him and Amanda, but has gone through many changes. The latest About for Matthias’s channel reads: “Follow a band of YouTubers who found a key that unlocked a hidden world right inside their own studio.”
5. The Legend of the Traveling TARDIS
Official YouTube channel of The Legend of the Traveling TARDIS. Keep up on all things Doctor Who. New Who, Old Who, this channel has it all. The conversations are always lively and enlightening.
6. Writing with Jenna Moreci
I discovered Jenna Moreci a couple of years ago, and she is exciting! Jenna is also a Writer and makes videos about writing books. She’s “super interesting.” If one is looking for any information about their writing, check out Writing with Jenna Moreci. She has vlogged about many topics concerning novels.
7. Video Influencers
Ever wondered how to start your own YouTube channel? Want to grow the one you already have? What about monetization? If you have a question about YouTube, Video Influencers probably have the answer you seek. Learn their secrets, mindset, tips and best advice. Real talk with real Video Influencers. This is a great channel to get advice on all things YouTube channel related.
8. Russxplode Studios
I was asked to be a Guest on Russxplode Studios in March of 2021, and had a great time chatting with Russell Allen. Russxplode Studios: Books with heart’s YouTube channel have live videos and prior videos relating to his upcoming books and artist interviews.
9. Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver features beautiful recipes, expert tutorials, fresh talent, wonderful food and funny videos every week plus loads of your other favorite YouTubers dropping by. I’m not sure how I discovered this channel, but am glad I did. His cookbook, 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food sits on our counter, and we prepare a meal from it at least once a week. His videos are entertaining, educational, and inspire us to cook together as a family.
Blogger. WhatTravisSays was discovered in our house during the David Tennant/Matt Smith era of Doctor Who. We continued watching him together through Peter Capaldi’s run, and WhatTravisSays had lots of facts to keep us invested in his work. WhatTravisSays still uploads short, relevant videos to keep one entertained.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Book Synopsis Min Eurozan:
I am no longer on Earth, nor any other place I know.
I have scant memory of how or why I came to be here.
Time continues to ebb and flow with my memories and the strange, seductive men who inhabit them.
The only constant is Love.
One owns my Body, he equally possesses and protects me.
One holds my Heart, wanting me as his friend and lover.
One challenges my Mind, he’s captured me with his patient intellect.
One completes my Soul, our love is the deepest and most pure.
One heats my Blood, bringing with him fire and need.
I love them all, and I love them as One.
Author Links for Cathy Jackson
Today, let’s chat about book sales and the lack of results…the sales you’re NOT getting.
So, say you wanted to excel as a writer in any genre, but you didn’t know how. Could you do it?
In this video, we’re going to talk about how some writers struggle with finding their sweet spot.
You know what? When you just get started as an author, when you launch your very first book–when you first begin on the publishing journey–it’s exciting and fun and just the thought of readers enjoying your book and going to book events and signing your books for adoring fans, and oh yeah, ALL THAT MONEY you make on doing something you really love to do, it is FANTASTIC!
And certainly, if I can do it, you can do it.
But just because I can and have (13 books so far)-doesn’t mean you can repeat and rinse and come out with the same book sales.
So, to find out more about my thoughts on this subject and also see some fun video of a day at the farmer’s market near my home, check out the YouTube channel video above. If you like it, please consider subscribing.
This video is focusing on older writers, senior writers, over fifty writers, and those who need a shot in the arm to get in the writing chair.
If you are interested, you may pick up my book Ten Tips for Getting that Book Written on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2MkNPA7
You can find me on the web at: www.writergroupie.net and my writing site at: www.kimsmithauthor.com
This video was created with iPhone 12Pro.
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Today I have uploaded a day in the life vlog for you to the YouTube channel. I have been sick with a sinus cold of some sort for about a week, so I couldn’t really record. It is terrible trying to talk and breathe when your nose is sooo stuffy.
No, I do not think it is Covid. I don’t feel that bad-but I am staying home away from everyone just in case. I have been staying away from people in general all this while, which is another reason I do not think it is Covid. Of course, my hubby works, so there is that possibility that he might have come into contact. He is not sick however, so I really do not buy that either. No, really, I think it’s the same crud I get every winter. Sinuses. Ugh. I am treating as such anyway. My desire is to feel better soon. I have SO much to do.
This video has clips from our fun New Years Day of going to the beach, and I end it with some writing (me writing). It is not very informational, and I promise to get to that soon. It’s winter and it’s cold here in Florida, Yeah, I know. But it was 38 when I woke up this morning. That’s cold by anyone’s standards.
DO check back for new videos and podcasts coming soon. If you like this day in the life style of video I will be happy to make more!
LINKS (not day in the life)
Here are links to other sites you might like:
And you should definitely follow this channel on Twitter, Facebook, and other podcasting sites like iTunes.
IF you want to see an interview with another author, look at this one:
Hey, everybody! I am back with another tarot for writers video. This time the cards were a little sneaky. The true meaning of the setting didn’t reveal itself until the end of the video. I hope you are enjoying these as much as I am making them!
If you are an older writer, just diving into the writing life, you may enjoy my other videos over on YouTube. Just search for Writer Groupie. I should come up.
This video was created using a smartphone and a tripod. If you are an over-fifty writer who would like to get started creating videos, drop a comment below. I will be happy to share what my setup is like-it is really simple.
I would love to get more tech-heavy, but I have to reach a few milestones first. First, I need 100 subscribers. That will get the Writer Groupie name in the URL. Having it that way will make finding the channel much easier.
Then it is on to monetization hopefully. We will see.
If you want to check out my writing site, go here:
IF you want to see an interview I have done go here:
Writing a book worry free.
Why do we worry so much about how we are going to write a book? I recently saw a tweet from a youngster who was going to dive into book writing after being a fan fiction writer. He seemed genuinely concerned about this decision. So, while I am primarily speaking to an older demographic, youngsters, listen up and learn.
Here’s five (5) ways to write a book worry free
(1) Practice consistency – meaning do it every day like brushing your teeth or taking your vitamins. The more you write, the better you get and making it a priority and doing it every day will take a lot of worry about it away. Now, if you are like me and worry you won’t be able to do it every day, then pick a schedule for yourself that works. This is supposed to be fun, remember that. But if your weekly Mahjong game is going to get in the way and give you the blues then go around that rock in the road. You can just move the writing to another day or another hour. It is worth the feeling of being worry free.
(2) Plan the amount of time you have to write. The young folks will like this because they are SOOOO busy. But we older, wiser writers know that any time is a good time when it’s something that we love. So, anyway, pick out how many minutes or hours you want to contribute to your book. You can feasibly get anywhere from 500-1000 good words down in an hour. That’s 2-5 pages give or take.
(3) Have no plans. Yes, you heard right. If you try to PLAN the writing in advance then you may find a bit of worry. Like, “what if nobody reads this”? Or, “what if my kids read this”? Or “I’m not good at this”. That’s going WAAAY too far in advance. So, stop worrying and just enjoy this time you have to express your storytelling ability. It is okay to be writing a memoir. It’s okay to be writing Snow White from your perspective. Pretend that no one will ever read it but YOU and have some fun. And who knows? You may find that all the other worrisome thoughts fade away.
Ready for the fun stuff?
(4) Take a notebook everywhere. When you have downtime like sitting at the doctor’s office, write a few lines. At the DMV? Write something. Waiting for a plane, train, or bus? Yep. Time to write. This will stop that old excuse “I DON’T HAVE TIME”.
(5) Find your place. I have written in some pretty weird places but my fav place is in a car on a trip as a passenger. I can really focus in the quiet of a car, or with just a little radio playing. This might now work for you especially if you have a chatty driver. Having a fav place to write makes the experience so much more enjoyable. It will encourage writing.
What if you don’t have a special writing spot?
Don’t worry about it. If all you have is an old beat up desk in a corner, that’s okay. Even if you just use your breakfast bar, it is fine. Just make it YOURS. Put a plant close by, put some tunes on your smartphone and get busy.
While this is not a complete list, it is a good start to kill that old worry-monster. Writing is FUN.
IF you want to see more of what Writer Groupie has to offer check out this interview:
Ever wonder why someone is on #YouTube? This is the one you have been waiting for.
All about Writer Groupie and why I haven’t been active in so long and what on earth has brought me back around again.
It’s a new year, and a new chance to make videos for writers. I love to write, and I love those who write also. I hope you will enjoy this real-in-your-face video about me and my choice to shoot again and upload to this channel even though my situation is not perfect. Not that having a perfect situation is required. See other videos shot recently to find testimony to that fact. I am trying. That’s all one can do, right?
But if you listen to all the hoopla all you have to do is create videos, upload them, create a buzz for them, and voila! You’re an Internet hit. Well, on #YouTube anyway. They say you don’t have to have fancy cameras, or gear. Not even good lighting if you use a sunny location.
SO, HERE’S THE DEAL
Word to the wise: you ain’t gotta be perfect to start a #YouTube channel-you ain’t even gotta be purty.
The link mentioned is for this site: www.writergroupie.net I will upload quite a lot of videos for a while in hopes that this channel grows to the numbers it deserves. I am trying so hard to get 100 subscribers so that the channel can get its own name.
If you have suggestions on what you would like to see in the form of how to videos or vlogs or like that here at #YouTube, please let me know.
You can find me on social media at:
#writer #groupie #writing #writers #books #readers #videos #video
Thanks for watching. I promise to make things better each time. I even bought a tripod tonight, so if that ain’t dedication, well, I don’t know what is.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
This is the third installment of my tarot for writers experiment. So far so good. I really love doing these. I am going to try to come up with a way to record them where the viewer can see the cards easily. Right now, I have no way to record except my phone and the tripod I have is sort of “eh”- so excuse my simplistic way of production right now. Maybe if we grow the channel into something bigger, we can afford to do better things.
It is Christmas week this week and I hope that you take some time to enjoy it. I know we are all at home all the time anyway, but there is just something special about this WEEK. Eat too much good food, sleep too much, watch too much Netflix, and just enjoy life in general. That is my wish for you!
Today I am reading for a story/book written in multiple POVs. There is a butcher, a baker, and a candlestick maker and all their fortunes await! I thank you for being my guest today!
Share this channel with your friends and let’s get people checking it out! Call it a CHRISTMAS present to me!
http://kimsmithauthor.com is my writing/books site if you are interested
I will be uploading a podcast very soon all about what this year has brought and what I hope to accomplish in 2021. If you like goal setting and all that, be sure to check it out. And if you have suggestions for future videos, please let me know. It is so hard to come up with new content! I am likely going to have to consult my guru, Pinterest. Yeah, you know. The one EVERYONE goes to for ideas? Yeah, that one. Anyway, don’t forget to like the videos, and if you haven’t subscribed, please do that!
For the channel, I still have not decided on how I want to present these videos, and I still haven’t decided how to title my blog post for them. So, excuse me while I am in the throes of new things. Maybe soon I will get thumbnails, banners, etc. all in order. Just another thing for 2021!
Anyway, here is the next video over on the YouTube channel called Tarot for Writers. This is the second one I have put up, and I have added cards to the video where you can click to go get another reading. This one is all about a multiple POV story. If that sounds like you, I hope this video helps you.
I am having a lot of fun doing these. I hope you are enjoying them. If you are, would you please go out and like and subscribe to the channel? I am going to do my best NOT to have a long period of no content. I don’t like it when that happens any more than you do, so believe me, we are on the same page.
This week, I will have TWO of the readings to go live (Christmas is coming!) and then I will upload once a week thereafter. Probably on Fridays, as that seems to be a good way to kick off my weekend.
If you have any desire to follow me around doing a vlog, let me know. I do go on daily walks and the bird life is fun to see. I wouldn’t mind doing vlogs, but it needs to be something my fans will watch.
So, there you have the latest on my channel. And you have the latest on my endeavors to entertain and astound you.
Go now. See the video:
And if you are interested in any of my books, please visit www.kimsmithauthor.com