Until I am at the point in my writing career where people are looking to me for guidance on writing and publishing, there won’t be much point in me putting up videos. Established, mega-successful writers like Stephen King and J.K. Rowling have millions of us wannabe writers poised to gobble up any crumb of advice they offer.
And that’s the thing about videos. They are a marvelous way of gathering knowledge. I sat in the lecture hall at The University of Massachusetts Lowell as Stephen King cussed and shared pearls of wisdom, then I listened in on a Master Class where Judy Reeves encouraged me to “just write.” All from the comfort of my living room.
And there is a plethora of other videos at my fingertips, most of which have something of interest or substance that I can take away and apply to my writing practice. Videos directed at writers are very useful, but watching them means I am not writing. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that in order to be a better writer, I have to write.