My Class on Creative Writing and Publishing (Video)


Edgewriter

Well-Known Member
Howdy folks!

A few weeks back I did a talk on creative writing for a local group. It was organized by the Parks and Recreation department and open for the public to come.

It was a little over an hour long and I focused on how I became a self-published writer and some of the hurdles out there to finishing a novel and finding a traditional publisher. The whole thing was filmed by local television and the station was nice enough to give me permission to put it up on YouTube.

Last night, I uploaded it to the seldom-used BowlofSouls YouTube channel.

Now before you watch, I would like to point out that public speaking is not my comfort zone. I stammer a bit and do my best to stick to my outline. However, I think that there is good information here for any of you that are interested in writing a novel yourself. Many of the things I say are answers to questions I get from readers all the time.

I speak about the following topics:

Writing a novel
Developing audiobooks
Seeking a major publisher
Finding an agent
Easy mistakes to make when going alone
The benefits of self-publishing
Cover art

This is one of those things like my earlier post about my 19-year-old early draft of Sir Edge. I like being the mysterious writer behind the stories and am not completely comfortable letting people see behind the scenes. Sometimes seeing an author's quirks and weaknesses can make the books seem less immersive.
[video=youtube_share;Ffq_VMbwdu0]https://youtu.be/Ffq_VMbwdu0
 


moevillini

the Chief Old D'oh
Staff member
Fun to see the success you're having with your writing - and I loved the way your enthusiasm for reading - and writing - shines through your entire presentation.


(full disclosure - I watched about 2/3 of the video, fast-forwarding at random parts here and there)
 

Edgewriter

Well-Known Member
Fun to see the success you're having with your writing - and I loved the way your enthusiasm for reading - and writing - shines through your entire presentation.


(full disclosure - I watched about 2/3 of the video, fast-forwarding at random parts here and there)
Thanks for watching what you did! I'd fast forward through me too.
 

Qman

Well-Known Member
I am in the process of trying to finish my own novel and I am halfway through the presentation. Thanks for sharing.
 

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