By Courtney Willis
If you’re any kind of millennial, you spend an inordinate amount of time on the internet, especially social media. Of course it’s a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, but it’s also a fabulous way to learn. Twitter has made the distance between celebrities and fans seem insignificant; one like or retweet from a famous author can make a reader’s day.
For example, like when I was going to interview a woman who escaped Germany with her family during WW II and had a very exciting story to share, I reached out to an author I looked up to for advice. The great thing is, she responded minutes later, and she took me seriously, not just shrugging it off as some annoying fan. Ruta Sepetys is so classy.
But there are so many other ways to learn about books and writing them, aside from stalking your favorite writers online. Here are two of my preferred mediums: YouTube videos and Podcasts. Knowledgeable people can share so much information about the writing world, leaving those of us viewing or listening from home completely awed and motivated. Allow me to share a few of my favorites with you.
These are all things that have been beneficial for me as I’ve learned and grown as a writer, and I hope that at least one of these things will be new and useful to you as readers and writers. Let me know in the comments if you have any favorites, and I will be sure to check them out!
Until next time, book enthusiasts <3