An online video platform with over two billion users each month, YouTube has become one of the most powerful information tools available today. Whether you’re looking for instructional videos, entertainment, or philosophy, there are videos posted on YouTube channels for every subject — and that includes writing advice! As always, the Internet experts have done the research for you and come up with the 25 best YouTube channels for creative writers to guide, accompany, and inspire your writing.

Must-Watch YouTube Channels For Creative Writers

Short YouTube Videos For Writers (<10 Minutes)

Perfect for the writer on the go, these bite-sized…


Let’s pause briefly (get it?) to consider the comma. While the comma is one of the most common types of punctuation — it’s also one of the most misused. As the grammar police sit stakeout behind a paragraph on Run-On Road, a sentence missing much-needed commas will whiz by when it should be pumping the brakes. Other times, a sentence stuffed like a clown car with way too many commas will crawl slowly, painfully along. Thankfully, the grammar gurus have tips on how to avoid the most common comma mistakes and offer the fixes you need to know.

3 Comma…


If you’re thinking about self-publishing your book, it’s important to remember that not all self-publishing genres have the same rate of success. The experts know that while some genres seem to take off when self-published, others fall behind and have fewer sales. Find out whether your book falls into one of the top-selling genres in self-publishing.

Top 5 Most Popular Self-Publishing Genres

#1: Romance

At 40% of the total Kindle market, the self-published contemporary romance genre is a perennial best seller. Competition is fierce, but the romance subgenres offer places where your book has a better chance of standing out…


Life can be busy! There’s the lawn to mow, meals to prepare, your day job, diaper duty, and a million other things that can get in the way of sitting down to write on a regular schedule. Fortunately, time-management experts have some smart ideas that will help you find 30 minutes to write, even on a busy day. Check out these great tips!

How To Find 30 Minutes To Write On A Busy Day

Time management is a constant challenge for writers, especially when so many other tasks are vying for your attention. Too often, writing gets pushed aside with…


Social proof is the best way to boost your self-published book sales, and the most effective type of social proof is a great book review. The experts know that the more positive book reviews you have, the more your sales numbers will benefit! But, as a self-published author, how do you accrue large numbers of good book reviews, other than tapping the kindness of friends, colleagues, newsletter subscribers, and social media followers? You need to encourage organic reviews from a new, targeted audience. …


Sometimes creative ideas come easily and the words flow effortlessly from your fingertips to the page (or keyboard). But other times, inspiration can be more elusive and hard to catch, like a sprinting puppy with something it shouldn’t have in its mouth. You may find yourself zigzagging through your mind — and the Internet — hoping to snag a worthwhile writing idea. Instead of spending hours chasing fruitless searches, wouldn’t it be wonderful if writing ideas would simply fall right into your lap? The experts have some great tips to help the brightest ideas come to you more easily.

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When writing creative fiction, you usually know from the start how your story will end. A creative nonfiction essay, however, can be trickier to end in a satisfying way. Life is messy, so creative nonfiction can be difficult to conclude. You can’t change the facts, but you can change how you present them. How you ultimately end your creative nonfiction essay will make the difference between an intriguing, engaging read and one that falls flat.

The 5 Best Ways To End Your Creative Nonfiction Essay

The Lesson Learned: Many personal essay writers include a “lesson” in the ending — which…


Book publishing has come a long way since the days of cottage printing presses and hand-sewn spines. Now, traditional publishing is a huge business that has spawned many other industries, including specialized book wholesalers and distributors whose sole job it is to get books on shelves. Self-published authors are also interested in wide distribution and would love access to some of the same resources to get more books on retail shelves. It’s possible — if you understand the system and know the crucial differences between book wholesalers and distributors.

Book Wholesalers vs. Distributors

In the traditional publishing world, there is…


What’s that you have there? Yes, those papers you have tucked into your notebook or sitting in a folder on your computer. Is that a completed, polished short story, personal essay, group of poems, or book manuscript? The obvious next question is: Why aren’t you submitting your work and trying to get published? For some writers, it’s hard to avoid procrastinating. And you probably have some very good reasons why you’re not making writing submissions. Like these…

Totally Plausible Reasons Why You’re Not Making Writing Submissions

The Dust Bunnies Have Attacked

How can you possibly spend time researching to find…


May is Healthy Vision Month! Between working from home and keeping up with our family and friends via videoconferencing, we’ve all had a lot more screen time this past year. Writers in particular tend to spend even more hours squinting at a computer monitor or scribbling notes. It’s important to take care of your vision and protect your eyes! Here are our best eye care tips to help reduce eyestrain while you’re writing.

Eye Care Tips To Reduce Eyestrain And Protect Your Vision

Blink more often. Blinking is one of the most important functions of your eyes because it keeps…

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