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Advice for Writers

David Lynch
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Becoming A Crime Writer — Michael Connelly

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Beginnings: How to Start Your Book

By Alexa Donne

First line? First act? Common pitfalls, things to watch and avoid!

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Best Books of 2020

By emmie

Welcome to a somewhat emotional ride through so many of my most beloved books, enjoy!!

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Book Riot YouTube Videos

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Bookshelf Tour

By Jessethereader

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BookTube

By Danica Ellis — Book Riot

BookTube is the bookish community on YouTube, made of up a wide range of different channels making regular book reviews, hauls, tags, discussion videos, reading vlogs, and more.

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Boomers on Books

By Vince Stevenson

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Bosch

a conversation with Titus Welliver
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BOSCH — The Final Season

interview with titus welliver
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Bosch Family

Titus Welliver and Madison Lintz
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Bosch’s Titus Welliver & Michael Connelly

It has taken more than two decades for Michael Connelly’s LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch to make it from the page to the screen.

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James L. Brooks Interview

James L. Brooks, creator and co-creator of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, TAXI, THE SIMPSONS and many, many other groundbreaking television shows and critically acclaimed movies, talks about his life as a writer. Interviewed by John Sacret Young.

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Central Booking Interviews on YouTube

huge list of FREE writer interviews here
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Character Arcs

positive change character arcs explained
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A.A. Chaudhuri

talks about books and her novels
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Lee Child and Steven King Talk About Jack Reacher

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Harlan Coben Interview

Harlan Coben joined in conversation with internationally bestselling author Shari Lapena.

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A Collection of Author Interviews on YouTube

By Vince Stevenson

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Compelling Dialogue

a proven process

Jerry Jenkins explains how to write compelling dialogue.

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Conversation with Jack Carr and Connor Sullivan

Montana Book Festival
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A Conversation with Author Les Edgerton

on youtube

By Allen County Public Library

 

Les Edgerton is an American author of 14 books, including two about writing fiction.

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Craft of Fiction

Lee Child and Andy Martin in Conversation
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Crime Fiction Secrets and Suspense

Interviewer Paula L. Woods — Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Escape the humdrum of everyday life into worlds filled with gangsters, grifters and gut-wrenching suspense from three crime fiction writers that are at the top of their game. The conversation will be guided by mystery reviewer Paula L. Woods.

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Creating Negative Tension

a free youtube video

By Bill Johnson

How to create and sustain narrative tension in a novel, screenplay, or play.

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Dead End Jobs:

Day Jobs That Bleed into Stories and Characters

This video is for Dead End Jobs, a featured LIVE event of Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime for the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. It’s original air date was March 6, 2021.

The featured authors include:

  • Elaine Viets – The consummate Dead End Jobber, Elaine, passed a death investigator course. She is the author of the Dead End Job Mysteries and the Angela Richman, Death Investigator Mysteries.
  • Lisa Black – A Crime Scene Investigator and Latent Fingerprint Analyst, Lisa is the author of the Gardiner and Renner Thrillers.
  • J.J. Hensley – This former police officer and Secret Service Agent is now a trainer at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia. He is the author of the Trevor Galloway Mysteries.
  • Annette Dashofy – Annette draws on her work experiences as a former Emergency Medical Technician and 911 Dispatcher in her Zoe Chambers Mysteries. Music: “Marvelous Mischief,” courtesy of Fesliyan Studios, www.FesliyanStudios.com
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John DeBoer — The Amazon Encounter

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By Boomers on Books

Dr. DeBoer is a member of International Thriller Writers and is the author of eleven published novels.

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Famous Authors Talk About Writing

By Amber Lee Starfire — Writing Through Life

5 videos of famous authors talking about their lives, processes, and ideas about the craft of writing.

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Famous Writers Talk Ideas!

Stephen King, John Irving and Alan Hollinghurst reveal their secrets.
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Finish That First Draft

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Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime — Videos

This is the YouTube Channel for the Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime. On our channel, you will find recordings of our virtual programs, including meetings, workshops, panel presentations, and more.

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Jonathan Franzen Interview

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Jonathan Franzen Talks With David Remnick

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FREE Author Videos!

Over 135 FREE Videos Here!

By Vince Stevensen

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William Goldman Interview

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Another William Goldman Interview

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GoodReads Guru Series

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John Grisham  and Stephen King in Conversation

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John Grisham in Conversation With Stephen King

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Carl Hiaasen in Conversation with John Grisham

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Carl Hiaasen in Conversation with John Sanford

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Helping Writers Become Authors

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Hemingway’s Amazing Writing Rules

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Meghan Holloway Interview

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How to Edit and Publish a Book for FREE!

a free youtube video

By Fawn Tiffanie 

This video explains how to edit, format, and publish for free; with help from other sites.

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How to Find a Literary Agent

By Faith Prince

If you wrote a book and would like to be traditionally published, the first step is finding a literary agent. At times, the agent search and submission process may seem daunting. In this video, I demonstrate how to use querytracker, a website that helps aspiring authors find literary agents

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How to Read Like a Writer

a free youtube video

By Diane Callahan — Quotidian Writer

Reading like a writer means reading to learn from other authors. By understanding the creative choices used in novels you admire, you can better apply those tools and techniques to your own writing.

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Improve Your Dialogue

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Thomas Kies Interview

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Stephen King Interview

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Stephen King Interview

2016 National Book Festival
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Stephen King Interview

Interviews on YouTube
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Dakota Krout Interview

Interview on YouTube

Dakota Krout – Author of the best-selling Divine Dungeon, Completionist Chronicles, Full Murderhobo, and Artorian’s Archives series, was chosen as Audible’s top 5 fantasy pick of 2017, top 10 best seller on Audible, and top 15 best seller on Amazon. He draws from his programming

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The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn’t

The Godfather
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Ian McEwan on His Writing Process

Ian McEwan, author of Solar describes his writing process, how he schedule’s his day and about his homemade desks.

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Murder By The Book

A listing of author interviews on YouTube

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The Naked Sun — Book Review

watch on youtube

The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov reviewed by Megan Darragh.

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Plotting Pitfalls

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Ian W. Sainsbury Interview

By Mark Stay

We discussed Alpha/Beta Readers, book covers, Facebook Groups, the joy of editors, the wonders of notebooks, Ursula Le Guin and why whenever Ian hears my voice he thinks of dog poo . . .

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Screenwriting Secrets in The Godfather

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Show, Not Tell

the complete writing guide

By Diane Callahan — Quotidian Writer

I define “telling” as any time in the story when an important moment lacks depth in terms of detail or narrative voice. However, telling can also be an excellent tool for controlling the story’s pacing and delivering important information.

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Start Writing Your Book NOW!

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Steinbeck’s Rules for Writing

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Story Structure

the 3-act story structure explained
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Story Clues

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Gay Talese Interview

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Talking Jack Reacher

Lee Child and Stephen King
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TED Talks for Writers

By SCRIBENDIINC

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Lisa Thomas Talks to Boomers on Books

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Hunter S. Thompson

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Tips for Overwriters and Underwriters

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Titles

5 tips for choosing better titles
By Patricia J. Parsons
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Robert Towne Interview

Screenwriter Robert Towne discusses his life and career. He is most notable for his Oscar-nominated screenplays of The Last Detail (1973), Chinatown (1974), and Shampoo (1975) and has worked steadily in the entertainment business for five decades. Interviewed by Barbara Corday.

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Video Interviews By Lee Goldberg

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Video Interviews With Lee Goldberg

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Kurt Vonnegut

Interview on 90 Minutes Live
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Kurt Vonnegut

The Shape of Stories
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Kurt Vonnegut

Interview on the Dick Cavett Show 1989
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Kurt Vonnegut’s Eight Rules of Writing

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John Waters Discussion

David Lynch
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Website Mistakes

Vicky Wu Marketing to a Million

Making these errors can mean fewer sales because your site will be less user-friendly.

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K.M. Weiland YouTube Channel

Tons of excellent videos about writing!
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Writing a Book in 13 Steps

By Jerry Jenkins
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The Writing Community Chat Show

interviewing indie and established authors

Live streaming on YouTube with the with the best authors around!

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Writing Compelling Dialogue

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Writing a Screenplay

7 steps 
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Writing Subtext In Dialogue

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Writing Tips from Helga Schier

Great Videos Here

By Helga Schier — With Pen And Paper

Check out this extensive collection of FREE writing videos!

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Writer’s Mindset

If you want to be successful in your writing endeavors, you need to start with the right mindset. Understand the process and the importance of getting out of your own way (watch the video to understand exactly what that means).

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A Writer’s Secrets to Catching Creative Ideas

By Brad Herzog

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Coming January 25, 2022

WordPress 5.9

WordPress.org

WordPress 5.9 is expected to be a ground-breaking release. It will introduce the next generation of themes.

Watch the YouTube video intro.

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