1 Minute Writing Advice Challenge w/ Kim Chance

Today’s video is going to be a lot of fun for two reasons! 1- I’m doing a fun writing challenge! 2- I got Kim Chance to help me out with it!

This tag was originally created by Alex (PatchworkNerd) and it’s a brilliant tag if I do say so myself! Watch the original.

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How to Balance Writing & Life #AuthorTubeRetreat2018

 

 

It took me about a month, but I finally got around to editing my collab video from the #AuthorTubeRetreat2018. For this video myself, Anna Vera, Kaila Walker and Natalia Leigh are all talking some of our favorite things we do to to help our balance our writing life with our personal life.

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CampNaNoWriMo Week 3 – Editing My Third Novel

Another week of CampNaNoWriMo, another writing vlog!

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#AuthorTubeRetreat2018 – a Vlog of Memories

What do I even say? It’s hard to render a writer speechless but I don’t know how to sum up this past weekend with justice.

Let’s start with this: here’s my vlog!

I miss these girls so much already. Never in my life have I been surrounded by such like-minded people, people I was afraid to say goodbye to. All of us have so much ahead of us in our futures so be sure to subscribe to everyone’s channels and show the love!

 

There are many collabs coming so be on the lookout!

#AuthorTubeRetreat2018 – Bean Boozled

As many of you know, Kristen Martin hosted the first ever AuthorTube Retreat at her house! I cannot even put into words how amazing it was to spend the weekend with this amazing ladies because for the first time we all felt fully understood! We could talk about writing, publishing YouTube, anything! The weekend went by way too quickly, and there is a blog to come, but until then behold…BEAN BOOZELED!

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Barnes and Noble Book Signing and Exciting AuthorTube News!

Surprise! I’m teaming up with Brooke Passmore, Natalia Leigh and Caitlin Lambert to do the AuthorTube Book Club! Every month we’ll be reading a book written by an AuthorTuber so we can review it and chat about it later in a live stream. The book for March is Keeper by Kim Chance, so be sure to get a copy so you can read along and chat with us during our live stream on March 30th, 7:30 CST!

And also…

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How to Start an AuthorTube Channel – Marketing for Authors

So you wanna be an AuthorTuber. If you saw last week’s blog post, then you know I talked about why you should join AuthorTube. Since you now know why you should join the AuthorTube Community, it’s time to talk about what you need to do to grow a following. Being an author on YouTube is really fun, not to mention it’s a great way to find a community of people who will support you and your books, and inspire you to keep writing. Let’s jump into it!

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Keeper Book Tag! Keeper by Kim Chance

It’s time for a book tag! This tag was created by the amazing Kim Chance in celebration of her debut novel, Keeper, which releases January 30, 2018! Check out my YouTube video to see me answer the questions below! And be sure to check out Kim’s channel, because she’s a fellow AuthorTuber!

Find Keeper on Amazon.

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What to Plan When Self-Publishing [Collab with Natalia Leigh]

Today I’m super excited because I’m teaming up with fellow author and YouTuber, Natalia Leigh, to talk to you guys about the different things you should plan for when publishing a book. In my video, I’ll be talking about using advanced reader copies, finding readers, finding your author platform, creating a book trailer, launching your book and marketing your book. Be sure to also check out Natalia’s video because she’ll be talking about formatting your novel, cover design, finding an editor and beta readers!

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AuthorTube WorkInProgress Tag

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So there’s this tag called AuthorTube WIP Tag and I was tagged by the lovely Natalia Leigh. Unfortunately for me, good for all of you, the tag asks questions about my latest work in progress. I wanted to wait until I had a least the first draft of my third novel done before I started revealing information but I figured, eh, why not? So here we have it! The official title reveal of my novel! (Coming to a bookshelf near you)

What is the working title of my book?

To be determined! Right not I call it novel #3 because I’m not original.

Where did the idea for your book come from?

Both my grandparents have/had a form of dementia. I wanted to write a book that reverberates around the themes of desperation to cling onto your loved ones and also the fact that when someone has dementia you loose them twice. First mentally, then physically.

What genre is your work in progress?

Thriller? We’ll have to wait and find out!

Choose the actors for your movie rendition.

I don’t what TV or movies enough to have a list of actors I love…I live in a bubble.

One sentence synopsis of your book.

Sam’s house was on fire the night Willow reached her breaking point, and now she doesn’t care who’s life she ruins when she attempts to find a cure to Alzheimer’s disease.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

My goal is to query agents once I’m happy with the outcome of the manuscript. I feel I’ve finally reached the point where I have enough experience and a big enough platform that maybe, just maybe, a publisher will take me on!

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I’m in the first draft phase still, but we’re getting there! I’ve been working on this story since the summer of 2016 but I wasn’t able to get serious about it until recently.

What other books would you compare the story to?

Still Alice by Lisa Genova, in terms of subject matter, not genre. If you haven’t read her novels yet, pick them up! They’re amazing!

Who or what inspired you to write the book?

My grandmother who has frontal temporal dementia (Pick’s Disease) and my Memere who had Alzheimer’s.

What else about your book might peak the reader’s interest?

This novel doesn’t even compare to Essence and I am Mercy. So far, this novel reaches a whole new level (but I may be biased).

I tag: Shaelin Bishop, Kristen Martin, Vivien Reis