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I Started An AuthorTube!

March 13, 2020 in Writing

Four years ago I started an AuthorTube channel on YouTube. In a span of one year, I produced two author-related videos, one unboxing video and one video of my sister using a cat scratcher to do stomach crunches. Somehow, this amazing content gained me 10 whole subscribers!

I bet they’re excited now, because last night I uploaded a brand new AuthorTube video:

Check out my Youtube channel!

WTF Is AuthorTube?

This video is what’s called an “Author Tag”, which authors use to engage in the “AuthorTube” community. Or so I think? Basically, it’s a serious of author-related questions that I answer in order to let views know what I write and what I’m all about. I’m a bit awkward. I’m a bit rusty. Most importantly, though, I made and uploaded the video.

It’s an accomplishment, yes, but I do worry about what kind of time I can commit to producing more.

What sparked my interest in making videos (again!) was following some “AuthorTube” channels like SAVY and Alexa Donne and, of course the great Jenna Moreci. Check them all out because they offer fantastic writing tips and have fun personalities. You’ll learn a lot.

Should I Continue?

Now, I would love to make more videos but I’m really wary about finding the time.

I’m a young mother who will be returning to work in two damn weeks. My daughter will be heading to kindergarten this fall. What little time I have I want to spend writing, so I don’t exactly want to spend hours learning how to edit videos. Thus, I make no excuses for my lackluster InShot editing.

I do, however, want to apologize for swearing a lot. I was nervous. Swearing broke the tension. I’m a human being. I should be a better influence, I know.

But yeah, that’s about it. If you like this content, feel free to give the video a like and a comment. And yes, SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL!

Most of all, I just hope that you enjoyed my Canadian accent, because I now it’s the one thing that throws all my American writer friends off when they first hear me talk.

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Rebecca

Rebecca is a neo-noir author from Kamloops, British Columbia. Her first collection of gritty short fiction, Vile Men was published by Dark House Press in 2015. She also writes about her writer lifestyle on her blog at rebeccajoneshowe.com.

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  • Emily Slaney March 16, 2020 at 2:47 am

    Awesome! Well done you. Personally I like the way this is edited and the way you come across, it makes you more relatable and a real person (“I’m recording this on my phone because I’m poor” 😍😁) What throws people about your accent? I think it great. Hope you do get chance to make more videos but obviously understand if you don’t at this point.

    • Rebecca March 16, 2020 at 8:12 am

      I never used to think I sounded Canadian until we did a voice thread on LitReactor back in the day when we recorded a snippet of sound do other people could hear what we all sounded like and Bill was like, “Whoa you sound really Canadian.”

      I just thought it was funny because I never pick up on the vocal cadence much.

    I'm Rebecca Jones-Howe, a neo-noir writer and author of the short story collection, VILE MEN. My work has been featured in [PANK], Pulp Modern and Punchnel's, among other magazines. This site houses my writing profile and my blog, which features posts on writing, fashion, lifestyle + more. Want more?

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