Writer's Digest Best Live Streams, Podcasts, and YouTube Channels 2021

Here are the top live streams, podcasts, and YouTube channels as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.
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Writer's Digest Best Live Streams, Podcasts, and YouTube Channels 2021

Here are the top live streams, podcasts, and YouTube channels as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Author Level Up

Youtube channel: Author Level Up

Michael La Ronn, the host behind the “Author Level Up” YouTube channel, is a writing machine! With more than 60 self-published books to his name, his energetic videos range from informative to inspirational and will have you covered no matter where in the self-publishing journey you are.

Bookish Pixie

Youtube channel: bookishpixie

YA fantasy author of the upcoming Wicked Bargain series Gabe Cole has been making waves in the publishing world—follow his journey on his YouTube channel as he imparts wisdom on the craft of writing and business of publishing, as well answers viewer questions in Ask Me Anything videos.

Minorities in Publishing

JenniferNBaker.com/Podcast

Jennifer Baker, a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Superstar and Amistad/HarperCollins Senior Editor, hosts a compelling interview/conversation-style podcast each month with guests ranging from editors and literary agents to graphic designers and VPs to talk about diversity in publishing (or the lack thereof) and why the industry needs to change.

My Imaginary Friends

YouTube channel: L. Penelope

Award-winning fantasy author L. Penelope is successful with both self-publishing and traditional publishing. Her podcast/YouTube channel, “My Imaginary Friends,” offers a down-to-earth glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of writing and self-publishing alongside excellent advice for writers of all kinds.

Print Run Podcast

PrintRunPodcast.com

Join Laura Zats and Erik Hane of Headwater Literary Management for a weekly discussion of the publishing industry—whether it’s the trends in queries hitting their inboxes or industry news, they hold an honest discussion you

Check back next week for the next collection of Best Websites—Writing Advice—from the May/June 2021 issue!

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Creative Writing 101

Creative Writing 101 combines teaching the key elements of storytelling with developing the protagonist. Once you understand who this character is and how to make sure you’ve included the key story elements, you are well on your way to writing that book you have been squelching.

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20 Authors Share Their Biggest Surprises in the Writing Process

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Ruth Hogan: On Infusing Personal Interests in Fiction

Ruth Hogan: On Infusing Personal Interests in Fiction

Author Ruth Hogan discusses the process of learning a new skill in writing her new novel, The Moon, The Stars and Madame Burova.

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