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Writer's Digest Best Live Streams and YouTube Channels 2020

Here are the top live streams and YouTube channels as identified in the 22nd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2020 issue of Writer's Digest.
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Here are the top live streams and YouTube channels as identified in the 22nd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2020 issue of Writer's Digest.

* Denotes the website's first appearance on our list.

1. Bookishpixie

YouTube channel: bookishpixie

In the five years that the Beyond the Red trilogy author Gabe Cole has been blogging as bookishpixie, he has answered all the questions you can think of about writing and publishing your book. The freelance book editor and YA author is pretty knowledgeable about everything related to the craft of writing, plus more on the publishing side and getting unstuck when you’re in a rut. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, Gabe answers questions from fans in Ask Me Anything About Writing videos.

2. iWriterly

YouTube channel: iWriterly

Meg LaTorre pulls from her prior experience as an author and working for a literary agency to produce weekly videos for genre fiction novelists. She covers both traditional and self-publishing with videos on craft, querying, the publishing process, promotion, marketing, and first page critiques by agents.

3. Lessons From the Screenplay

YouTube channel: Lessons From the Screenplay

With new videos every couple of weeks, Lessons From the Screenplay analyzes movie scripts to examine why these films are so effective at telling their stories. Become a better storyteller with an appreciation of today’s best films as well as the classics.

4. Scott Writes Stuff

Twitch.tv/ScottWritesStuff

Sci-fi novelist Scott Wilson used to lead writing workshops in Boston, but thanks to the live-streaming platform Twitch, he can now help writers all around the world. Join the stream every Sunday and Thursday evening—plus a bonus stream on Friday or Saturday—which includes a writing exercise, prompt, and the opportunity to share one page of your work for feedback.  

Check back next week for the next collection of Best Websites--Writing Advice--from the May/June 2020 issue!

View the best creativity websites from our 2020 round-up here.

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