Free videos on the biz of authoring

Keeping a promise I made to myself years ago, I’m nearing completion of Author Straight Talk, a book on the ins and outs of the business of authoring. In support of the book, I partnered up with the amazing Chuck Pryor, the exec producer and director of Joel Osteen’s SiriusXM stations, to shoot a series of videos that I’ve posted on YouTube. About 10 min each, each episode is a highlight of the associated chapters. The Intro Piece and the Episode One: The Money and Motivation behind authoring is up as well. Posts will appear every Tuesday, unless I can’t help myself and post Monday night.

Comment at will. I’ve never been much of a comment-responder (I just made that phrase up because it fits me), but I’m changing my evil ways. Yesterday, I couldn’t help myself and actually started answering questions on some other guy’s page on self-publishing. Since he wasn’t bothering to do it (that’s what happens when you get KK’s of views), I figured I’d help him out.

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Post Date Video
Nov 21

Intro Video

Nov 28

Video 1- Money and motivation

Dec 1

Video 2- Inspiration & writer’s block

Dec 8

Video 3- Genres, trends, writing for yourself

Dec 15

Video 4-Copyrights, ownership, lawsuits

Dec 21

Video 5- Sales & social media

Dec 28

Video 6- Editing

Jan 12

Video 7- Getting an agent

Jan 19

Video 8- Overcoming insecurity, fears

Jan 26

Video 9- Tools & Time management

Feb 2

Video 10- Process, start to finish

Feb 16

Video 11-Getting the facts right

Feb 23

Video 12-anything goes- ask Sarah