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Authors Answer, a Great Source for Authortube

Authortube is a small part of Booktube, which is also a small part of YouTube. I take part in all three, of course. Authors Answer, which I’ve been hosting since 2014, has been a great source for video ideas for my YouTube channel. If you are an author and a YouTuber, then why not join in? Today’s VEDA video is all about that. Check it out.

So, if you are interested in joining in, then let me know! Keep in mind this is for YouTube, not on this blog.

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VEDA Has Begun!

This month, I’m participating in VEDA, or Vlog Every Day August. I’ll be uploading a video every day this month. I have a few Japan videos to do, so I don’t have to record new videos all the time, and I currently have about 5 days’ worth of videos to upload. I plan ahead.

Today is August 1st, which means it’s the first day of VEDA. And so, here is the first video. It’s Authors Answer #37, where I talk about beta readers. Check out my updated answer 3 years after I originally answered it.

And now it’s your turn. If you’re an author, do you have any beta readers? And how many? Let me know in the comments section below.

Back to World Building

World building is an important part of fantasy and sometimes science fiction. Creating new worlds is a very complex task, and it’s something I enjoy a lot. On this blog, I’ve been writing about world building. You can check out what I’ve done so far here.

I’ve made some big plans for it, which I talked about before. I have many topics I want to talk about and go through in detail. I started out very scientifically, but much of what I’ll be doing deals with society, culture, laws, and even things like magic. There are many areas to research and present.

In addition to blog posts, I’ll be doing videos that correspond with each blog post. What I’ll be able to do on video is show you a bit more about the process. I’ll be starting off with choosing a star, then moving on to developing the planet, and a bit of a side video talking about creating a calendar for an alien world.

But if you check out the post I’ve done before, I asked about what else you would like to see. So, if you have any suggestions, then please let me know in the comments below.

Merry Tagmas! The Jay Dee Show 12

It’s Christmas Eve. Christmas videos have been the common theme on booktube recently, and I’ve joined in with one of my own. In fact, I had a week filled with book tag videos. I was able to get eight videos up for my main channel, but my vlog channel is still quiet. It will be until the new year. Also in January, I’m hoping to start another channel about science. I’m very excited about that. But let’s check out this week’s videos!

To start off on my main channel, I had the regular Library Book Haul with my daughter. She talked about Christmas.

And then the first of four tag videos came next. This time, it was the Kate Bush Book Tag. I have to be honest, I don’t really know anything about Kate Bush.

Following that tag is a writing tag. I did the A Writer’s Life for Me Tag.

And for a third day in a row, another tag! But this one is an original, created by me. It’s The Star Trek Book Tag!

Taking a break from books, we travel to Japan. This time, it’s actually to my old neighbourhood of Ofuna in Kamakura. We visited Ofuna Kannonji, a temple with an enormous statue of the goddess Kannon.

Back to books and my regular monthly retro book review, I reviewed A Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin.

And then came the weekly Authors Answer video. This time, I talked about whether I would prefer writing only one novel which is successful or many novels which don’t sell well.

And finally, the fourth tag video of the week, the Authortube Christmas Tag.

That’s it for this week! Next week is going to be a bit unusual. Actually, the next two weeks will be, as I’ll be extremely busy at work. I may be posting fewer videos, but we’ll see. I would also like to recommend that you subscribe to my channels if you want to see the videos as I upload them. Thanks!

Authors Answer Goes Big! Exciting!

I never thought this would happen. When I started Authors Answer, I thought I’d have a series of posts that people would enjoy reading and find informative and interesting. Now that I’m posting number 112 tomorrow, I’ve found it amazing that I’ve kept it going for so long. Can you believe it’s been going for 112 consecutive weeks?

Earlier this year, I started answering the questions on YouTube. I started off with question 1, and am now about to post number 25 tomorrow. Here’s my first one:

This was early in my booktube video-making days, so I was pretty awkward and my editing wasn’t very good. I’ve improved.

However, three weeks ago, something happened. Two people started answering the questions. First was Amy Tasukada:

And soon after that was Maya Goode:

And then it exploded. Since then, four more have done videos and one is already on question 3 (Ben Sanders). Here are the others who have done the first question. Here’s Ben Sanders:

Here’s Kelly Willard:

And most recently, Bookish at Heart:

Another is PaganPages, who is tackling them in a different order. She’s picking a choosing. Here was her first:

How many more will be doing this? I know some others have said they plan to make videos, so I’m pretty excited to find out how many.

I suggest you subscribe to their channels if you’d like to see more of their answers.

Where’s the Vlog?! The Jay Dee Show 11

Another week has passed, and we’re lacking something. Where’s the vlog? Well, I am behind on it, and need to catch up, but I haven’t even recorded a vlog in the past week. That’s because I’m reworking the vlog channel. I’m no longer going to do daily vlogs. I’m changing it to be a vlog about how my life has changed from Japan to Canada, but I’ll also do vlogs whenever anything interesting happens. And I’ll definitely vlog while traveling. Also, there will be a focus on my family.

On my main channel, I did some tags and the monthly shoutout video. Actually, I have a lot of tag videos to do soon. So many!

First up is my monthly booktuber shoutout video. Check out these three booktubers!

And then I talked about buying books in the Book Buying Tag.

What would happen if I became the ruler of books? Well, as King, the Ruler of Books Tag describes how I will rule.

Read the World continues with another country. This time, it’s Argentina!

And then I showed The Railway Museum in Saitama, Japan. It’s a great museum to visit!

Up next is another Retro Book Review. This time, it’s Ringworld, by Larry Niven.

And finally, I talk about what I would like to brush up on or take a course on in relation to writing and English in Authors Answer.

As I said, the vlog channel was quiet this week. However, more videos will come in the next week. And they’ll definitely be coming regularly when I’ve figured out how I want to do the new style videos.

So that’s all for this week! If you’ve found an interesting video here, let me know what you thought. And to see more, please subscribe to either channel, or even both!

An Authors Answer Week! The Jay Dee Show 10

This past week, one thing seemed to dominate conversation on Facebook and YouTube, and that’s Authors Answer. That’s right, several others have started doing Authors Answer videos! So, I made a video about it and Authortube. That’s just one of the things that went on this week.

On my main channel, that’s what I talked about, plus a new Read the World video! Let’s check them out.

First up is the aforementioned Authortube and Authors Answer video.

And then we moved on to Antigua and Barbuda literature. I still need to make the blog post for that.

Star Trek took centre stage in the middle of the week with another episode review.

And then probably the most amazing science museum I’ve ever been to, Miraikan, which is in Tokyo. There’s even a music video in it! A song made just for me.

Moving on to books again, I did a review of Macbeth.

And finally, I talked about point of view and tense in Authors Answer.

Moving on to my vlog channel, I only posted 3 videos again. However, I didn’t record much this week, either. I’ve been sick, and haven’t been very awake at night to record much.

First up, I talked about No Man’s Sky, that game I was extremely excited about, and then we all found out it was much less than expected. I still like it, though. However, there’s a major update to the game now!

And then I talk about the cold in Edmonton, as well as the problems that have been going on with YouTube.

And finally, my daughter did something called the spin robot training. It’s a strange dance.

That’s all for this week! Let me know which videos you liked the most. I hope you found something interesting. And if you liked my videos, please subscribe!