The WordNerds are inspired by all of the things, and here you can find our videos about those things that get our creative minds working. To watch all of our videos on the people, places, and things that inspire us, use the embedded playlist. To find a specific type of inspiration, use the list below or the search bar.
E. Latimer talks about the inspiration that comes from writing/bookish conferences and shares her awesome experiences at WattCon.
Bestselling authors share their single best piece of writing advice! Authors in this video: Adam Silvera, Lauren Gibaldi, Alwyn Hamilton, Brendan Reichs, Kamilla Benko, Jasmine Warga, Jeff Garvin, Kate Karyus Quinn, Kendare Blake, Tobie Easton, Mackenzie Lee.
In this special WordNerds community video, we show off our writing spaces with the help of fellow authors Ellie Moreton, Susan McGrath, Helen Powers, Debbi Mack, Meg Sill, and Brenda Lore. We also talk about why writing is the best ever. 🙂
Meghan Jashinsky says that the WordNerds are so thankful and inspired by YOU, our viewers!
Emma Kate recommends some useful apps for aspiring authors. More info about the apps: Focus Keeper: https://www.facebook.com/focuskeeper/ Flora: http://flora.appfinca.com/ Todoist: https://en.todoist.com/ Productive: http://productiveapp.io/ Evernote: https://evernote.com/ Werdsmith: https://werdsmith.com/ Brainsparker: http://brainsparker.com/ The Brainstormer: http://andrewbosley.weebly.com/the-brainstormer.html
Ariane Felix–writer, YouTuber, and Pitch Wars Alum–talks about her favorite aspects of Scrivener!
Emma Gisclair loves reading the advice and thoguhts of published authors. Here are some of her favorites.
Desiraye Williams talks about her favorite story driven video games.
Kellie Sheridan shares some exciting changes coming at one of the WordNerds’ favorite websites for writers.
Emma Kate talks about building a writing playlist that will inspire you.
Kellie Sheridan shares her writing-specific bullet journal. Boho Berry Writing Bullet Journal – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE5uk087odI
Calyn Morgan finds inspiration in everything around her.
Calyn Morgan shows off her novice art journalist skills.
Desiraye Williams talks about her favorite cartoons and how they inspire her.
Rachel Sargeant talks about the holiday season inspiring creativity.
Kellie Sheridan talks about one of her favorite writing tools.
Daphne Lamb–author of The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse–shares her favorite quote from the book Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakus.
Erica Crouch has some inspiring podcasts that you need to listen to.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk about all things fanfics! And Meghan Jashinsky, Emma Gisclair, and E. Latimer share excerpts from their teenage fics. 🙂
Erica Crouch is inspired by the creepy atmosphere of October. Edgar Allen Poe, anyone?
Rachel Sargeant shares a couple of writing subscriptions that can send you writing advice and info about paid writing opportunities.
Kellie Sheridan thinks you should get inspired by making a list of your current favorite things.
Desiraye Williams recommends a few ways to get inspired!
Emma Kate talks about book festivals in general as she prepares to go to SEYA Fest!
Erica Crouch gets pumped courtesy of her favorite holiday.
Erica Crouch shares a Christmassy quote to help get you in the holiday spirit.
E. Latimer talks about the type of music that inspires her while writing.
Rachel Sargeant talks about inspirational song lyrics.
Kellie Sheridan shares some of her favorite quotes on writing.
Kellie Sheridan is learning about Dungeons and Dragons (and getting all kinds of inspired along the way)!
EMMA KATE LOVES HALLOWEEN.
Kellie Sheridan celebrates International Women’s Day by sharing her favorite kick-ass TV ladies.
Emma Gisclair shares some movie soundtracks that inspire her to write.
Calyn Morgan talks about interpretation using the Seven Basic Plots and her experience with Paint Nite.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of October 3, 2018, 4TheWords has a completely new, awesome interface! I’m planning to do an updated getting started video, but in the meantime, here’s a video from the 4TheWords creator about all the changes to this wonderful site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdbHPEGX-NE Meghan talks about 4Thewords, a website they’ll be teaming up with for … Continue reading INTRO TO: 4TheWords!
Kellie Sheridan shares what she’s been doing with her ipad to help inspire her writing.
Kellie Sheridan talks about Pocket and how she uses it to save inspiring things to come back to later.
Kelsey Macke–author of Damsel Distressed, and 1/2 of the band Wedding Day Rain (who created a soundtrack to accompany her novel)–talks about how she gets inspired.
Kellie Sheridan talks about learning new things as a means of inspiration.
Kellie Sheridan tries out a new genre of books and realizes there is so much we can learn from cozy mysteries.
Desiraye Williams talks about how important Camp NaNoWriMo can be in helping to inspire you, even when you don’t reach your word count goals.
Rachel Sargeant talks about how local folklore can give you amazing inspiration for your writing.
Desiraye Williams makes her NaNoWriMo characters in the Sims for a little extra inspiration!
YALLFest 2015 authors Marie Lu, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Scott Westerfeld, Gayle Forman, Libba Bray, and Margaret Stohl talk about writers who have made them jealous recently.
YALLFest 2015 authors Brendan Reichs, Brandon Mull, Curtis Jobling, Renee Ahdieh, and Kiera Cass share some of their best terrible reviews.
Desiraye Williams talks about her biggest writing inspiration: MUSIC.
Meghan Jashinsky shares her five favorite author instagram profiles (in no particular order).
Kellie Sheridan talks about her experience taking the Masterclass.com courses from R.L. Stine and Judy Blume.
Emma Gisclair talks about how mysteries can inspire us to write more captivating mysteries in our own stories.
Calyn Morgan is inspired by all the nerds.
E. Latimer shares some Netflix shows that are inspiring her big time.
Kellie Sheridan talks about her all time favorite writer resource: One Stop for Writers.
Emma gisclair talks about being thankful for the people who inspired you to be a writer.
Emma Gisclair talks about finding inspiration in poetry, even if you aren’t a huge poetry fan.
Emma Gisclair shares some of her favorite quotes from young adult books that prove the YA haters wrong.
Emma Gisclair shares some of her favorite quotes on the publishing world.
Kellie Sheridan shares some of her favorite quotes on writing and loving books.
Rachel Sargeant shows off her signed book collection!
E. Latimer talks about how books in the same genre which she is writing can be so inspiring!
Rebecca Jaycox–author of THE OTHER INHERITANCE (Aelurus Publishing)–shares where she gets her inspiration.
Erica Crouch talks about Jonathan Larson’s RENT.
Rachel Sargeant talks about using road trips as inspiration.
S. J. Cairns–adult fiction writer and member of The Fictionistas vlogging group–talks about how she gains inspiration.
E. Latimer talks about using others’ success as motivation in your own writing.
Emma Gisclair shares the songs that inspire her during her current work in progress.
Erica Crouch talks about using inspiring soundscapes to help with her writing.
Emma Gisclair talks about all the different kinds of storytelling, and the stories in those mediums that inspire her.
Erica Crouch talks about her most favorite movie of all time, STUCK IN LOVE.
E. Latimer talks about how reading other authors’ perseverance and success stories can help inspire you to keep pushing forward.
Rachel Sargeant talks about the importance of giving yourself days off.
For Halloween, Meghan Jashinsky shares some quotes on writing from the spookiest of authors–Stephen King.
Desiraye Williams talks about how she uses The Sims to improve her writing!
Meghan Jashinsky is super inspired by riding public transportation.
Emma Gisclair gives you a full tour of Harry Potter World in Orlando!
Kellie Sheridan is a little obsessed with Disney, and is trying to find a way to add some Disney magic to her writing.
Kellie Sheridan shares her brand new Writer Emergency Pack and talks about how it inspires her work.
Emma Gisclair talks about how you can capture real life as it is happening so that you can write it well later on.
Emma Gisclair talks about how school and learning can inspire your writing, even when you’re not in English class.
Emma Kate loves planners, so now she’s giving bullet journals a try. She’s also got some tips for you if you want to try bullet journaling, but are worried you aren’t artistic enough. Bullet Journal Links! Official Bullet Journal website: http://bulletjournal.com/ BohoBerry (creator of the habit tracker I show in this video!): https://www.bohoberry.com/bullet-journal-101-intro/ WTF Is … Continue reading Trying Out Bullet Journaling
Emma Kate fangirls over the TV shows she can’t get enough of.
Desiraye Williams shares some two sentence scary stories.
Rachel Sargeant talks about using fashion design to inspire her writing.
Kellie Sheridan has recently picked up tonnnnns of vintage books, and is now using them for inspiration.
Desiraye Williams gives a crash course in websites you should use if you are an avid reader.
Kellie Sheridan shows off how she uses her weekly bullet journal.
Rachel Sargeant shares some uncommon phobias that you might be able to use for writing inspiration.
In this Sunday Special video, the WordNerds share why they love Young Adult books.
E. Latimer talks about her first trip to Harry Potter World and how awesome it was to be immersed in someone else’s fantasy world.
Kellie Sheridan has been using D&D to help create stronger worlds. Here’s how she’s done it!
Recurring guest WordNerd Kyra Nelson gives you a tutorial for the writing program, Write or Die!
Emma Gisclair discusses the importance of having writing friends.
Erica Crouch talks about music and creating playlists with Spotify.
Kellie Sheridan recommends a few of her favorite writing-related podcasts.
Emma gisclair talks about how certain weather always inspires her to write, then goes on to discuss the importance of including weather in your settings to help strengthen worldbuilding and tone.
Erica Crouch shares some easy costumes based off of young adult book characters.
Emma Gisclair talks about what inspires us to read and write young adult books.
E. Latimer fangirls a bit over the new Wonder Woman movie.