My Quilog on Writing Tips

I would like to produce a ‘vlog’ (that’s a ‘video-blog’ for those of you born in the last century), something as cool and smart as John Green’s.  Unfortunately, I lack the technical skill of John Green.  Well, that and the coolness and smartness.  Anyway, in lieu of a cool, smart vlog, here’s a ‘quilog,’ a quilt work of videos posted in a blog.  Each of these videos has a lot of truth about writing, and each one seemed especially fitting during National Novel Writing Month or whatever it’s called.

The titles and links to each video appear above the screen shots of the video itself.  Clicking on the link will take you to Youtube, and from there you can watch these videos and remark to yourself how cool and smart Chris Crowe would be if only he were John Green.

“So You Want to Write a Novel”

“Bob Shea, Literary Death March”

“How Not To Write A Novel: The Bookfomercial”:

Neil Gaiman’s writing advice:

“So You Want to Write A Romance Novel: Chapters 1 – 3”

Next week, if you’re lucky, I may show you my first book trailer.  Beware!


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3 responses to “My Quilog on Writing Tips

  1. Thank you for the hilarious procrastination videos. And yes, I watched all of them. And, yes, I’m supposed to be writing.

    I especially like the Dinosaur one.

    And you were almost as smart as John Green. Almost.

    • Emily, this was some serious procrastination! It would take at least 10 minutes to watch all of the videos. Maybe, instead of procrastination, you should consider it inspiration. That induces less guilt.

  2. Throckmorten

    This is the BEST blog entry I have ever read. Absolutely, positively the VERY best! What a blessing it is to have such insightful, inspiring, and intelligent writers in this world!


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