In this iWriterly video, Meg LaTorre interviews YouTuber, Daniel Greene, about writing fantasy and how to stand out in a crowded space as well as what it’s like to be a writer and YouTuber.
Daniel makes videos about all things science fiction (scifi) and fantasy, including interviews with bestselling authors (Brandon Sanderson, Christopher Paolini, and others), book reviews, fantasy news, and more.
WATCH PART 2 OF THIS COLLAB ON DANIEL’S CHANNEL:
// TIME STAMPS: //
00:03:59 - Your channel has grown to more than 200,000 subscribers. What are your biggest tips for growing on YouTube and keeping an audience engaged?
00:07:06 - What does a typical work week look like for you? What are the pros and cons of being on YouTube?
00:13:39 - Where do you see the genre of fantasy (in books or film) headed in the coming years? Any big trends?
00:17:50 - In your opinion, how can fantasy authors stand out in a crowded space?
00:21:20 - What are some of your favorite and least favorite fantasy tropes, and why?
00:23:51 - How can fantasy authors best approach world-building? What are your top world-building tips?
00:29:11 - You have also interviewed bestselling SF/F authors on your channel. What is one of the biggest pieces of writing advice you’ve gotten from those interviews?
00:30:54 - What are your thoughts on book reviews? Should authors review other authors' books? If so, how can authors go about it in a respectful way?
00:33:31 - You’re also working on a novel. Tell us about it! How has your YouTube channel impacted your writing journey?
00:40:45 - Do you have any final tips for authors looking to start a platform on YouTube?
// ABOUT DANIEL: //
Daniel Greene runs a YouTube channel where he posts book reviews, story deep dives, and the latest news for the genre. The Disheveled Goblin is the one stop shop for all things sci-fi/fantasy related.
Discord Server: https://discord.gg/xUzhVv4
SOURCES REFERENCED IN THIS VIDEO:
Daniel Greene Video: Lord Of The Rings - Review (Does It Hold Up?)
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
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Divinity Falling by Nour Zikra
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