Writing is hard, and sometimes we just need a pick-me-up. Here you can find all of our videos about why you are the best writer in writertown. To watch all of our videos on why you rock, use the embedded playlist. To find a specific video about your awesomeness, use the list below or the search bar.


E. Latimer talks about the songs she listens to to get pumped despite rejections.

Am I a Writer If I Haven’t Written in a While?

Meghan talks about taking breaks from writing, and if that makes you less of a writer.


Meghan talks about the importance of having not just dreams, but ambition.

Be the Protagonist of Your Own Story!

Desiraye Williams gives you a pep talk. You can do all the things!


Meghan encourages you to celebrate every small step you take in your publishing journey.


Jenny Moyer–author of FLASHFALL (11/15/16, Holt/Fierce Reads)–shares her 20-year journey to publication, and encourages you never to give up!

Celebrating the Small Things

E. Latimer says you should celebrate every step of the publishing process!

Chin Up, Buttercup!

Desiraye Williams gives a small life update and talks about writing with anxiety.

Creativity, Cooking, and Storytelling

Emma Kate uses cooking to talk about how no one’s writing/publishing process is the same, and you’ll always be trying new things and honing your craft.

Dealing With Impostor Syndrome

Dez talks about feeling like an impostor and how to overcome that in your writing life.

Don’t Strive for Perfect

Kellie Sheridan talks about the importance of letting go, and sending your book out into the world.

Embrace Fear

Erica Crouch says that fear can sometimes be a good thing. Embrace it!

Fear and Passion

Emma Kate talks about taking on story ideas that scare you, the ones that you’re afraid you can’t pull off.

Giving Back

Emma Kate talks about giving back to the writing community, because it gives us all so much!


Meghan has some fears. And maybe you do too? And that’s okay!

Inspirational Story Time

Desiraye Williams shares an inspirational story about a child telling her to never give up.

Internal Inspiration

Emma Kate talks about being proud of your own accomplishments and using them to inspire your writing journey.

It’s Never Too Late to Start Writing

Calyn Morgan talks about how she didn’t start writing until later in life, and if you did too, that doesn’t make you any less of a writer.

It’s Not Your Time

Rachel Sargeant talks about writer jealousy and timing in your writing and reading life.

Live in the Moment

Emma Kate talks about the importance of finding happiness in the part of the publishing journey that you’re currently on.

Michelle Iannantuono: Embracing Your Cinematic Brain

Michelle Iannantuono–writer, filmmaker, and Pitch Wars alum–joins us to talk about her journey to accepting her unique writing style!

Never Give Up!!

Desiraye Williams talks about never giving up, and how it relates to her own life.

Relax! Do Nothing!

Kellie Sheridan encourages you to take the weekend off so that you can unwind and recharge.

Revisiting Fears

Meghan shares how it went when she faced her fears and sent her manuscript out to beta readers.

Rosalyn Eves: Persistence in Publishing

Rosalyn Eves–YA author of BLOOD ROSE REBELLION, a YA historical fantasy coming March 2017 from Knopf/Random House–talks about how to persevere in your publishing goals when all you really want to do is quit.


Emma Kate talks about how sometimes it’s important to be patient with yourself and your writing.


Meghan writes down/shares 7 of her writing-related insecurities, sets them on fire, and talks about the importance of focusing on your writing “securities” rather than insecurities.

Success and You

Calyn Morgan talks about the meaning of success and how it can vary from person to person.

Take Your Time

Erica Crouch understands your existential crisis and wants you to take your time. Everything will be fine!

The Truth About My Life as a Full Time Writer Video

In which Meghan rambles a little about her most popular WordNerds video, and what was really going on behind the scenes at that time. Long vlog short: It’s okay if you can’t afford to write full time. Most authors can’t (myself included). You’re still awesome. 🙂

Things People Say to YA Writers

Emma Kate illustrates the way people tend to respond when they find out you write Young Adult books.

What to Do When You Feel Like a FAILURE

Today Kellie and Meghan team up to talk all about FAILURE and how to deal with those pesky feels.

What Writing Looks Like Online vs. Real Life

Meghan shows what people think writers do versus what they do IRL.

When I Grow Up…

Calyn Morgan talks about adulthood and how it’s okay to not know exactly what you want to be when you grow up.

When Should I Quit?

E. Latimer talks about when you should give up trying to traditionally publish your book.

When You Get Discouraged

Emma Kate talks about how everyone gets discouraged but it’s okay! You are not alone!

Why Not You?

Rachel Sargeant talks about the importance of remembering that all those good things you dream of happen to other people. So why not you, too?

Why We Write!

In which the WordNerds get a little sentimental about the journey this channel has taken them on, and also talk about the personal reasons why each of them write books.

Will Anyone Want to Read Your Story?

Meghan talks about that awful voice in your head that says no one will want your books, and provides a few questions to ask yourself when you are wondering if anyone will enjoy reading your work.

Writers and Jealousy

E. Latimer talks about jealousy, and how a little is okay–but becoming bitter isn’t.

Writers and Mental Illness

E. Latimer talks about mental illness in the writing community. If you’re dealing with mental illness & don’t know who to talk to: On the Phone: National Alliance on Mental Illness hotline: http://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI… Online Forums: https://www.mentalhealthforum.net/ In an Emergency: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Writers Are Incredible People

E. Latimer talks about writing through chronic illness and gives you a little pep talk.

Writing Motivation

Erica Crouch gives you the pep talk of your life. YOU CAN DO ALL THE THINGS.


Meghan wants you to know that, even when you don’t feel like you are one, YOU ARE A WRITER.

You Are Amazing

E. Latimer gives you a pep talk.

You Don’t Have to Suffer for your Art

Erica Crouch reminds you that your art should not be actively hurting you!

You Got This!

Desiraye Williams gives you a pep talk. You can do this!

Your Words are Never a Waste

E. Latimer went through boxes of her old writing, and had the realization that while none of those will see the light of day, she doesn’t regret writing any of those books.


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