Though we do have what feels like a thousand different topics on this site, there are still some videos for writers that didn’t quite fit under any of those umbrellas. You can find them here! To watch all of our miscellaneous writing craft videos, use the playlist. to find a specific video with regards to writing, use the list below or the search bar.
Rachel Sargeant talks about how to implement beautiful words into your writing when you read sentences that make you go WOAH.
Calyn Morgan talks about the best writing advice ever–READ.
Kellie sheridan had one EPIC writing day. Here she shares her tips on how to have a day like that, yourself.
E. Latimer talks about the songs she listens to to get pumped despite rejections.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds get pumped about hitting 5,000 subscribers, and also celebrate Erin getting a book deal. And we answer writing questions!
Emma Gisclair records seven days of writing to hold herself more accountable.
E. Latimer talks about the inspiration that comes from writing/bookish conferences and shares her awesome experiences at WattCon.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about the wealth of writing advice all over the internet and whether you should try to listen to all of it.
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 talks about taking breaks from writing, and if that makes you less of a writer.
Ariane Felix–writer, YouTuber, and Pitch Wars Alum–talks about her favorite aspects of Scrivener!
Augusta Blythe–author of the Magic Bullet series–talks about how to prepare to write a series of books.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk all things backstory–when to use it, how much to use, prologues, and more!
Emma Gisclair talks about three ways you can prepare for publishing no matter what your stage in the writing process.
Desiraye Williams gives you a pep talk. You can do all the things!
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds share their most and least favorite writing tips.
Kellie Sheridan says that when it comes to writing a book, sometimes it’s okay to break the rules!
Caroline Leech–YA author of WAIT FOR ME (HarperTeen, Jan 2017)–talks about how to write characters who speak with accents.
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!
Meghan Jashinsky just finished up a first draft with her coauthor, and now she is sharing their process for getting to that finish line!
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk about life, going to conventions, and announce that they are going to YALLFest 2015!
Emma Gisclair talks about the importance of scenes, and how to write a good scene.
Emma Gisclair talks about how to find the balance between mysterious and confusing.
Emma Gisclair talks about what it is that makes Disney films so popular…the monomyth.
Kellie Sheridan talks about whether we as writers owe our readers the ending that they’ve been hoping for.
Kellie Sheridan says that everything isn’t going wrong for your characters, you need to change something!
Kellie Sheridan talks about the importance of letting go, and sending your book out into the world.
Kellie Sheridan recommends free writing to help you clear your mind and get inspired.
Emma Gisclair talks about the importance of setting big goals for yourself, but also being practical when it comes to $$$.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN-71hUiu7c&t=15s Desiraye Williams talks about the importance of criticism for your writing process. It’s okay! Don’t be scared!
E. Latimer shows off her notebooks and tells you her methods for note-taking and writing in a notebook.
Rachel Sargeant talks about THE NAME OF THE WIND by Pat Rothfuss and how reading it can help you become a better writer.
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. 🙂
Rachel Sargeant shares her favorite first sentences from books.
Emma Kate talks about taking on story ideas that scare you, the ones that you’re afraid you can’t pull off.
Erica Crouch talks about whether you should write for love or money–or if you really have to choose.
Rachel Sargeant shares a couple of writing subscriptions that can send you writing advice and info about paid writing opportunities.
Meghan Jashinsky gives you a friendly reminder to make sure you have backed up your work recently.
Rachel Sargeant talks about how learning about poetry can help your fiction.
Meghan Jashinsky provides a step-by-step guide to writing your very first book.
E. Latimer tells you all of the super-true-totally-not-unimportant ways to write a novel.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the wordNerds talk about their writing processes and how they have evolved over the years. They also answer all of your burning questions about writing!
Meghan Jashinsky tried to write as many words as she possibly could in 48 hours. Here’s how it went.
Rachel Sargeant talks about the importance of including LGBT characters in your work.
E. Latimer talks about when your book seems a lot like someone else’s (whether or not you read the work your novel is being compared to).
Kellie Sheridan encourages you to expand your writing horizons (and author friendships) by joining an anthology.
Calyn Morgan talks about believability in fiction using the movie Lucy.
Kellie Sheridan talks about the gloriousness that is her Alphasmart Neo 2.
Leah Bauer–writer and English teacher extraordinaire–talks about knowing your audience when you write.
Emma Gisclair talks about what makes a successful retelling using ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
Emma Gisclair talks about the different kinds of conflict that exist in a novel and how to up those conflicts in your own manuscript.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds discuss the importance of including LGBTQIA characters in young adult books, and share some of their favorite diverse YA lit.
Meghan Jashinsky gives an in-depth look at how she makes maps using the safe, free, awesome program, AutoREALM.
Michelle Iannantuono–writer, filmmaker, and Pitch Wars alum–joins us to talk about her journey to accepting her unique writing style!
Recorded by Kellie Sheridan while at the AdAstra sci-fi convention in Toronto, several authors share their advice for young (or new to the writing-game) writers.
E. Latimer talks about the things she did WRONG when she first started writing.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about how to move on from a manuscript that has captured your heart and soul.
Emma Gisclair talks all about points of view. How many should who have? Who should they belong to?
E. Latimer is a full time writer! Here’s how she does it.
Erica Crouch talks about novellas in the publishing industry.
E. Latimer talks about not submitting your manuscript anywhere before it’s ready.
Kellie Sheridan talks about dealing with rejection in the publishing world.
Emma Gisclair talks about navigating other people’s opinions when you go public with your desire to be a writer.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds discuss their most valuable writing advice, and answer your writing-related questions.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about how publishing is a long game–don’t try to rush it because you won’t be doing yourself or your work any favors.
E. Latimer talks about advance checks and the importance of making sure writers are paid.
Kellie sheridan reveals that she’s also been writing under a pen name–Piper Landen–and runs a giveaway!
Calyn Morgan talks about plagiarism and how it should be dead but for some reason, it isn’t.
Today Meghan talks all about plot twists! For more reading on plot twists, check out these articles: 4 Ways to Write a Killer Plot Twist: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/4-ways-to-write-a-killer-plot-twist How to Write a Mind Blowing Plot Twist: https://letterpile.com/writing/How-to-Write-a-Mind-Blowing-Plot-Twist 5 Ways to Write a Killer Plot Twist: http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/5-ways-to-write-killer-plot-twist/ How to Write an Effective Plot Twist: https://medium.com/@diegovalenzuela_20586/writing-guide-how-to-write-an-effective-plot-twist-de0fe4b377b9
Meghan Jashinsky talks about how to prepare for Pitch Wars, the amazing writing contest put on by Brenda Drake!
Meghan Jashinsky talks about Pitch Wars–a writing contest that helps authors hone their work and get it into the hands of literary agents–and what you need to do to prepare for it.
Meghan Jashinsky talks about the things you need to keep in mind when you’ve decided to try writing a book with another writer.
Rachel Sargeant talks about how to be absolutely horrible to your characters (for the greater good).
Desiraye Williams gives some advice for those of you trying to choose a title for your novel.
Erica Crouch discusses the importance of reading the genre that you write.
E. Latimer talks about reading books with the intent of improving your own writing.
E. Latimer talks about making the smaller details realistic when you’re already asking your readers to suspend their disbelief for larger things.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the Wordnerds discuss the awful, inevitable realities of failure, and how you can keep a positive outlook throughout the whole publishing process.
E. Latimer talks about the importance of patience in the writing industry. Don’t rush the things you can control!
Kellie, Erin, Meghan, and Kyra share what it’s like in their writing group, and the mechanics of running a writing group online.
Scott Westerfeld shares writing from his childhood, and gives writing advice based on that. Filmed by the WordNerds at YALLFest 2015!
Erica Crouch talks about the word processing program, Scrivener, and introduces you to her five favorite features of it.
Season 4 of the WordNerds is here! Join them as they celebrate, tell you what new things you can expect, and answer all of your writing and reading-related questions.
Emma Gisclair talks about how sometimes it’s important to be patient with yourself and your writing.
Shaelin–writer and booktuber/writetuber over at ShaelinWrites–talks about using specific details to enhance your worldbuilding and writing.
Emma Kate talks about the amazingness that are shiny new ideas, and what to do when they try to distract her from her existing projects.
Erica Crouch talks about trends and whether you should write to them or completely ignore them.
Desiraye Williams shares some writing things she learned from reading Leigh Bardugo’s SIX OF CROWS!
Emma Gisclair shares some tips to help get you started if you’re considering becoming a writer.
Rachel Sargeant talks about that one thing that so many people seem to write as a sexy trait that is actually super not sexy… STALKING.
Erica Crouch talks about going to school to write/become and author/work in publishing.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk all about how to write subplots well.
E. Latimer talks about being reluctant to change when she tried to make the switch to Scrivener, and how it turned out that the change was good for her.
Tamara Woods–author of THE SHAPING OF AN “ANGRY” BLACK WOMAN–talks about how to take your writing to the next level by infusing emotions in your sentences.
Christine–author and creator of the Better Novel Project–talks about dissecting books to see what makes them work, and how she does that on her website!
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk about the four first impressions that readers will get of your books–the first sentence, first paragraph, first page, and first chapter.
Calyn Morgan introduces the four firsts of books and preps for the upcoming Sunday chat on the same topic.
Emma Gisclair helps you figure out what is a rule about being a writer and what is just someone else’s opinion.
In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk about their writing processes from plotting to the final “The End.”