Blurb

In a crisis torn, South American country, only little Ann's faith, her determination, and one young woman could help keep her dreams of escape alive.

A true story...
Find a synopsis and other details about Sunday’s Child at my confidence blog (linked). Read excerpts here: List of Books on Amazon
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YouTube And Video Streaming Services

Recently I’ve been considering if creating a Youtube account is worth my while. After all, the entire population seems to have some sort video streaming service or another.

I don’t really understand (yet) how video sites relate to my work as a writer, but I know of quite a few writers who’ve made video trailers about their books. I have yet to research how advantageous this is when it comes to marketing, but it just seems like the next step to take.
Aside from being able to link your existing websites and blogs to your YouTube account, the possibilities of going viral with your video clips are endless. I can understand the attraction this presents.

More and more people on the Internet are reading less and watching more. Articles have long since been tapered to small bites, separated by bold headings to satisfy the web-reading market. Pictures have been used to convey messages instead of words, and now a simple video trailer seems to suffice.

As a writer, I can’t say this is good news for me. Words are what I do. Nevertheless, have you as a writer used this forum to market yourself or get your material to your target audience? If so, is it worth the time and effort?

5 comments:

Icy BC said...

I don't even know where to begin with YouTube, but like you, I started to see more videos on blogs, and agreed that not too many people wants to read anymore..

Loree said...

I honestly prefer to read. Somehow video is not the same as actually sitting down for a few minutes and reading something. I tend to get distracted with videos. But that's just me.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Icy and Loree, I'm with you. I love reading. There is nothing like sitting under the duvet with a good book.

myletterstoemily said...

i have a child, named sunday, and am enjoying your blog!

myletterstoemily said...

dear anne,

thank you for your incredibly kind words on my blog.

i am embarrassed now that i have read more of your
amazing blog that you even visited mine.

i was first drawn to your name, "sunday's child" and
can't wait to read the book!

i have been also reading your blog for bloggers, and realized about one hundred mistakes i have
been making!

thank you for your help...will be back!

blessings,
lea

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