AtoZ Blogging Challenge April 2022. K is for Kindlepreneur on @YouTube

YouTube Channels and Youtubers for writers and everyone else!

I’m joining the AtoZ challenge sharing YouTube channels and Youtubers I follow as an independent author, researcher, learner, reader, and someone who is interested in emotional growth and physical wellbeing, as well as entertainment and current affairs.

I’ve enjoyed watching YouTube videos for years, but in 2020, when the pandemic broke out in Europe and the first lockdown was imposed as a security measure in most countries, I decided to go Premium on YouTube and I started watching even more videos on a wide variety of entertaining and informative topics, which I’d like to share with you over the coming month. I hope you enjoy! 

Today I’m featuring Kindlepreneur a channel for self-publishing authors with videos on marketing, social media for authors, and lots of practical aspects independent writers need to know about to write and sell their books.

This is one of his latest videos on hashtags for authors on the different social media.

I hope you found these channels interesting or useful, and if you want to check out what other bloggers are writing about this month in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge check them out on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Meanwhile, I hope you’re enjoying this chilly and rainy April!

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By the way, if you’d like to check out my novels in The Eyre Hall Series, find out more by clicking on the image below which will take you to the information on this website.

Click on my photo for the link to my Amazon Author Page

AtoZ Blogging Challenge April 2022. J is for Jamie Oliver, Jerry B. Jenkins, and Jordan B. Peterson on @YouTube

YouTube Channels and Youtubers for writers and everyone else!

I’m joining the AtoZ challenge sharing YouTube channels and Youtubers I follow as an independent author, researcher, learner, reader, and someone who is interested in emotional growth and physical wellbeing, as well as entertainment and current affairs.

I’ve enjoyed watching YouTube videos for years, but in 2020, when the pandemic broke out in Europe and the first lockdown was imposed as a security measure in most countries, I decided to go Premium on YouTube and I started watching even more videos on a wide variety of entertaining and informative topics, which I’d like to share with you over the coming month. I hope you enjoy! 

Today I’m featuring cook and a Jamie Oliver is a world-famous British chef, restaurateur, author of cookery books, and media personality. I love watching his videos because they are short, clear and delicious! He makes cooking a special meal look really easy and fun and he has hundreds of videos on different types of food, from traditional to more contemporary. Creamy mushrooms is one of his latest easy, simple and mouth watering videos.

And I couldn’t resist sharing this one with you on four fabulous ways to make pancakes, which my grandchildren love.

Bestselling author Jerry Jenkins has a channel with plenty of useful videos on the craft of writing, such as this one on conflict.

I listen to everything Jordan Peterson says, because he expresses his ideas eloquently and clearly. He is a Canadian professor of psychology, clinical psychologist, YouTube personality, best-selling author and host of the #1 Education Podcast, “The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast”. His channel includes videos from his classes, his podcasts, interviews, book tours and lectures and they all include food for thought on a variety of topics such as current affairs, religion, politics, and personal growth, among others. This is one of his most recent videos on finding meaning in life.

I hope you found these channels interesting or useful, and if you want to check out what other bloggers are writing about this month in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge check them out on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Meanwhile, I hope you’re enjoying this chilly and rainy April!

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By the way, if you’d like to check out my novels in The Eyre Hall Series, find out more by clicking on the image below which will take you to the information on this website.

Click on my photo for the link to my Amazon Author Page

AtoZ Blogging Challenge April 2022. I is for Alliance of Independent Authors on @YouTube

YouTube Channels and Youtubers for writers and everyone else!

I’m joining the AtoZ challenge sharing YouTube channels and Youtubers I follow as an independent author, researcher, learner, reader, and someone who is interested in emotional growth and physical wellbeing, as well as entertainment and current affairs.

I’ve enjoyed watching YouTube videos for years, but in 2020, when the pandemic broke out in Europe and the first lockdown was imposed as a security measure in most countries, I decided to go Premium on YouTube and I started watching even more videos on a wide variety of entertaining and informative topics, which I’d like to share with you over the coming month. I hope you enjoy! 

Today it’s all about advice for Independent Authors from ALLI, the Alliance of Independent Authors.

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is a membership association for self-publishing authors. They work with authors, publishing services and author organizations, globally, and advocate for indie authors within the literary, publishing and creative industries.

The Alliance of Independent Authors has a YouTube channel with plenty of helpful advice for authors with playlists including interviews with successful independent authors such as Joanna Penn, and varied advice on marketing, publishing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. It is run by Irish indie author and creativist, Orna Ross, Director of The Alliance of Independent Authors, the Indie Author Fringe online author conferences and the Go Creative! Show.

In their latest video, Orna Ross and Production Manager Dan Parsons discuss all the things they wish they knew when they first started out as authors.

I hope you found these channels interesting or useful, and if you want to check out what other bloggers are writing about this month in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge check them out on Twitter , Facebook, or Instagram.

Meanwhile, I hope you’re enjoying this chilly and rainy April!

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By the way, if you’d like to check out my novels in The Eyre Hall Series, find out more by clicking on the image below which will take you to the information on this website.

Click on my photo for the link to my Amazon Author Page

AtoZ Blogging Challenge April 2022. H is for Heart Breathings and How To Academy Mindset on @YouTube

YouTube Channels and Youtubers for writers and everyone else!

I’m joining the AtoZ challenge sharing YouTube channels and Youtubers I follow as an independent author, researcher, learner, reader, and someone who is interested in emotional growth and physical wellbeing, as well as entertainment and current affairs.

I’ve enjoyed watching YouTube videos for years, but in 2020, when the pandemic broke out in Europe and the first lockdown was imposed as a security measure in most countries, I decided to go Premium on YouTube and I started watching even more videos on a wide variety of entertaining and informative topics, which I’d like to share with you over the coming month. I hope you enjoy! 

Today it’s all about self growth by a meditation channel and another channel with tips and inspiration for personal growth.

Heart Breathings is a bookish channel. Sarra Canon has been self-publishing for ten years, and her videos are helpful to would-be authors or authors who are thinking of self-publishing. She is an Amazon Top 100 Best-Selling Author who has published over eleven young adult, fantasy novels. !She has playlists on NaNoWriMo, how to plan and write a series, writing and self-publishing tips, among other topics. Her videos are mostly short, between 10 and 30 minutes. This is one of her most recent on Five crucial elements of a good novel.

How to Academy shares inspirational ideas by well-known, contemporary thinkers, psychologists, business leaders, authors and coaches. They usually upload two videos a week which are about 20 minutes long and cover diverse topics such as politics and global affairs, history and culture, the environment, inspiration, etc.

This is one of their latest videos on Here’s a great conversation by two eminent intellectuals Stephen Fry and Steven Pinker talking about his book on the Enlightenment Today.

I hope you found these channels interesting or useful, and if you want to check out what other bloggers are writing about this month in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge check them out on Twitter , Facebook, or Instagram.

Meanwhile, I hope you’re enjoying this chilly April! (At least it’s unusually chilly in Europe for this time of year).

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

By the way, if you’d like to check out my novels in The Eyre Hall Series, find out more by clicking on the image below which will take you to the information on this website.

Click on my photo for the link to my Amazon Author Page

AtoZ Blogging Challenge April 2022. G is for Great Meditation and Greatness Clips by Lewis Howes on @YouTube

YouTube Channels and Youtubers for writers and everyone else!

I’m joining the AtoZ challenge sharing YouTube channels and Youtubers I follow as an independent author, researcher, learner, reader, and someone who is interested in emotional growth and physical wellbeing, as well as entertainment and current affairs.

I’ve enjoyed watching YouTube videos for years, but in 2020, when the pandemic broke out in Europe and the first lockdown was imposed as a security measure in most countries, I decided to go Premium on YouTube and I started watching even more videos on a wide variety of entertaining and informative topics, which I’d like to share with you over the coming month. I hope you enjoy! 

Today it’s all about self growth by a meditation channel and another channel with tips and inspiration for personal growth.

Let’s start with Great Meditation. The benefits of meditation are well known. It can help reduce stress and anxiety, it promotes emotional wellbeing and increased self awareness, it can increase attention span and reduce memory loss, it promotes positive feelings and kindness towards ourselves and others, it improves sleep and helps control pain, it can decrease blood pressure, and it’s free and can be done anywhere at any time, However, in spite of the documented power of meditation, it is not an easy activity to do on your own at first.

There are plenty of books, podcasts and apps on the topic to help us out, and I recommend you investigate and find out which method suits you best. Great Meditation is another tool which can help us relax and feel positive in just a few minutes. The meditations are short, between five and ten minutes, and they are geared towards diverse aspects, for example, meditation for sleep, relaxation, and general meditations.

Ideally, it is best to lie down, close your eyes, and listen to the words. But sometimes my eyes are wide open and I’m looking at the sky, or taking a walk in the countryside, while I listen. Other times I continue for some more minutes meditating on my own after the five-minute meditation.

Whenever and wherever I listen, I feel calmer and more relaxed afterwards and I have experienced reduced blood pressure following meditation.

Here is one of the latest videos to calm your mind:

Today’s second channel is Greatness Clips by Lewis Howes. Lewis Howes was an athlete, and is now a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur. His main channel, The School of Greatness, shares full length interviews from the most successful people on the planet; leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and literature. His mission is to inspire viewers to improve their lives.

Greatness Clips channel has shorter snippets of the longer interviews. Sometimes I’m busy or in the mood for a shorter video, and that’s where this channel comes in handy. Lewis uploads a short video of between fifteen and twenty minutes daily.

This is one of his recent videos on the cure for laziness and procrastination by David Goggins, bestselling author of Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds:

I hope you found these channels interesting or useful, and if you want to check out what other bloggers are writing about this month in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge check them out on Twitter , Facebook, or Instagram.

Meanwhile, I hope you’re enjoying this chilly April! (At least it’s unusually chilly in Europe for this time of year).

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

By the way, if you’d like to check out my novels in The Eyre Hall Series, find out more by clicking on the image below which will take you to the information on this website.

Click on my photo for the link to my Amazon Author Page

AtoZ Blogging Challenge April 2022. F is for Film Courage, Franceska Chef Recipes @YouTube

YouTube Channels and Youtubers for writers and everyone else!

I’m joining the AtoZ challenge sharing YouTube channels and Youtubers I follow as an independent author, researcher, learner, reader, and someone who is interested in emotional growth and physical wellbeing, as well as entertainment and current affairs.

I’ve enjoyed watching YouTube videos for years, but in 2020, when the pandemic broke out in Europe and the first lockdown was imposed as a security measure in most countries, I decided to go Premium on YouTube and I started watching even more videos on a wide variety of entertaining and informative topics, which I’d like to share with you over the coming month. I hope you enjoy! 

Today I’m featuring two YouTubers and channels. The first is a film channel, Film Courage, and the second one is a cooking channel, Franceska Chef Recipes

Let’s start with Film Courage. I’m very pleased to share this channel with you today, because I’ve learnt so much about writing novels from this channel. I highly recommend it for novel writers. You can watch interviews with expert screenwriters and film makers sharing their theories, ideas and experiences in film and television. There are great videos on story structure, themes, characters, pacing and so many other topics, which are also important for novel writing. This is one example of a great video by Jill Chamberlain on story structure that works for novels as well as film.

I love cooking and this is one of the channels I follow with ideas for something delicious and special to cook. The recipes are in Italian, which is a beautiful language I understand and speak, so I love listening to her, but there are subtitles in English and very clear images on the videos, so they’re really easy to follow. This delicious cake is one of her last videos, and I must admit, I haven’t made it yet, but I’ll let you know when I do, because it looks easy and delicious!

I hope you found these channels interesting or useful, and if you want to check out what other bloggers are writing about this month in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge check them out on Twitter , Facebook, or Instagram.

Meanwhile, I hope you’re enjoying this chilly April! (At least it’s unusually chilly in Europe for this time of year).

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

By the way, if you’d like to check out my novels in The Eyre Hall Series, find out more by clicking on the image below which will take you to the information on this website.

Click on my photo for the link to my Amazon Author Page

AtoZ Blogging Challenge April 2022.E is for English Heritage, Dr Sten Ekberg and Ed Mylet on @YouTube

YouTube Channels and Youtubers for writers and everyone else!

I’m joining the AtoZ challenge sharing YouTube channels and Youtubers I follow as an independent author, researcher, learner, reader, and someone who is interested in emotional growth and physical wellbeing, as well as entertainment and current affairs.

I’ve enjoyed watching YouTube videos for years, but in 2020, when the pandemic broke out in Europe and the first lockdown was imposed as a security measure in most countries, I decided to go Premium on YouTube and I started watching even more videos on a wide variety of entertaining and informative topics, which I’d like to share with you over the coming month. I hope you enjoy! 

Today I’m featuring two YouTubers and channels. The first is a very special history channel, the second is a doctor with great tips for a healthy life, and finally the great Ed Mylett, who interviews experts on various aspects of personal growth.

Let’s start with English Heritage. They prepare short and varied videos on all things British, from Victorian cooking, with a ‘real’ cook using ‘authentic equipment’ in a ‘real’ Victorian kitchen in an English stately home, such as the vide below.

As you can imagine, this channel has been invaluable for my research into Victorian England! There are also postcard videos on different parts of the country and countryside and videos on history too, and they also have tales from English folklore. I love the way they manage to make every video interesting and fun for viewers of all ages who are interested in English history.

Dr Stan Ekberg is a holistic doctor and Olimpic decathlete. He makes informative and useful videos on food, health and physical wellbeing. He explains everything for people with no medical background, but he doesn’t talk down to viewers, and he also justifies all his advice with evidence and sound theories.

Of course if someone has a serious health or emotional problem, YouTube is probably not going to solve it, they would need to visit a specialist, face to face, but often we have minor ailments which his videos can help you with, and they’re informative even if you don’t have any ailments.

This video on blood pressure is clear and informative, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop taking your medication. It’s useful and complimentary information to help you understand the process and why it may be high and how you might be able to lower it.

I’ve already posted on Ed Mylett’s book Max out your Life. This is Ed’s YouTube channel. He posts videos every Tuesday in which he interviews experts on motivation, health, relationships, business and plenty of other interesting topics.

This is one of his latest interview on regret, with Daniel Pink, the author of The Power of Regret.

I hope you found these channels interesting or useful, and if you want to check out what other bloggers are writing about this month in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge check them out on Twitter , Facebook, or Instagram.

Meanwhile, I hope you’re enjoying this chilly April! (At least it’s unusually chilly in Europe for this time of year).

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

By the way, if you’d like to check out my novels in The Eyre Hall Series, find out more by clicking on the image below which will take you to the information on this website.

Click on my photo for the link to my Amazon Author Page

AtoZ Blogging Challenge April 2022. D is for Deutsch Lernen! Easy German and Your German Teacher @YouTube

YouTube Channels and Youtubers for writers and everyone else!

I’m joining the AtoZ challenge sharing YouTube channels and Youtubers I follow as an independent author, researcher, learner, reader, and someone who is interested in emotional growth and physical wellbeing, as well as entertainment and current affairs.

I’ve enjoyed watching YouTube videos for years, but in 2020, when the pandemic broke out in Europe and the first lockdown was imposed as a security measure in most countries, I decided to go Premium on YouTube and I started watching even more videos on a wide variety of entertaining and informative topics, which I’d like to share with you over the coming month. I hope you enjoy! 

Today’s two featured YouTubers and channels show that you can use free YouTube resources for language learning. As my daughter, her husband and my grandson live in Germany and plan to stay there for the moment, I’ve started learning German. I have two two-hour classes a week, but I also watch YouTube videos to help me with my learning. This post is also a reminder that you can learn any language, any plenty of other things on YouTube, completely free, although some channels offer you the possibility of contributing via Patreon, where you can download supplementary materials.

Let’s start with Easy German. They do short, live videos out in the street, as well as classroom type videos, which are usually outdoors, too, and they cater for all levels. I love that I get to hear real German people talking in real situations. There are subtitles in German and English. It’s a fun and authentic way to learn German. This is their latest video, Check out their playlist for different levels.

Your German teacher is a completely different type of channel, as the videos are more os a classroom style learning, which is also useful. Sometimes I just want someone to explain some aspect of grammar. I don’t need the fun! This is a great channel for that with loads of topic on different levels. This is one of their more basic videos. Check out their playlist for more.

You can also find channels with short stories in German and tips for language learning. Just choose your language and what you want to learn, type it into the search bar and you’ll find loads of channels. You’ll have to sift through to find the one/s you like, subscribe and you’re good to learn any language!

I hope you found these channels interesting or useful, and if you want to check out what other bloggers are writing about this month in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge check them out on Twitter , Facebook, or Instagram.

Meanwhile, I hope you’re enjoying this snowy April! (At least it’s unusually snowy in Europe for this time of year).

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AtoZ Blogging Challenge April 2022. C is for Chris Williamson @ChrisWillx and Closer to Truth @ClosertoTruth on @YouTube

YouTube Channels and Youtubers for writers and everyone else!

I’m joining the AtoZ challenge sharing YouTube channels and Youtubers I follow as an independent author, researcher, learner, reader, and someone who is interested in emotional growth and physical wellbeing, as well as entertainment and current affairs.

I’ve enjoyed watching YouTube videos for years, but in 2020, when the pandemic broke out in Europe and the first lockdown was imposed as a security measure in most countries, I decided to go Premium on YouTube and I started watching even more videos on a wide variety of entertaining and informative topics, which I’d like to share with you over the coming month. I hope you enjoy! 

Today’s two featured YouTubers and channels illustrate the incredible variety you can find on this social media. I’m going to introduce you to a 27-year old model and club promoter from Newcastle, who took part in the first season of the reality show, Love Island, in the UK, and to another channel neuroscientists, physicists and philosophers are in search of consciousness, the cosmos, and the meaning of life. Both channels are inspiring and engaging because both of them offer insightful interviews with guest speakers.

Let’s start with Chris Williamson. His channel has playlists on relationships, life hacks, and modern Wisdom clips, which are snippets of conversations with experts on a variety of topics, as well as longer conversations.

I enjoy his insights into male psychology, because I’m over sixty and still trying to understand the modern male psyche, which is vital for a writer! This conversation on The manosphere, a collection of websites, blogs, and online forums promoting masculinity against feminism, was eye opening and thought provoking.

The next blog I’m featuring is Closer to Truth which I usually enjoy, although I must admit sometimes the complex interweaving of science and philosophy goes way over my head! Robert Lawrence Kuhn, author of 25 books on business strategy, finance, science and philosophy, asks complex and provocative questions to his illustrious guests. Most of his videos are usually between ten minutes and twenty minutes, which is a perfect length, especially if, like me, you need to listen to twice, sometimes!

This is a great video about What is time? He interviews experts and academics on the subject.

One of his most recent videos in which he interviews Richard Gott, professor of astrophysics at Princeton. is called ‘Why Did Our Universe Begin?’, is one of the episodes which were harder for me to grasp.

I hope you found these channels interesting or useful, and if you want to check out what other bloggers are writing about this month in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge check them out on Twitter , Facebook, or Instagram.

Meanwhile, I hope you’re enjoying this snowy April! (At least it’s unusually snowy in Europe for this time of year).

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AtoZ Blogging Challenge April 2022. B is for @BookClubMom and Book Ends Literary Agency @Bookendslit on @YouTube

YouTube Channels and Youtubers for writers and everyone else!

I’m joining the AtoZ challenge sharing YouTube channels and Youtubers I follow as an independent author, researcher, learner, reader, and someone who is interested in emotional growth and physical wellbeing, as well as entertainment and current affairs.

I’ve enjoyed watching YouTube videos for years, but in 2020, when the pandemic broke out in Europe and the first lockdown was imposed as a security measure in most countries, I decided to go Premium on YouTube and I started watching even more videos on a wide variety of entertaining and informative topics, which I’d like to share with you over the coming month. I hope you enjoy! 

Today, I’d like to introduce you to two channels; the first is Book Club Mom. I started following Barbara Vitelli’s blog ages ago, and I recently started following her YouTube channel. She’s an inspiration for me! I’d love to start a channel myself, but I never seem to find the right time, place, or equipment to film, plus I’m a little shy, but I’m sure I’ll get around to it, eventually. I love the way Barbara films and narrates her videos. She’s so natural and calm and interesting. She has several playlists as you can see below. If you click on the image it will take you to her channel and playlists. I love listening to Barbara talk about everything bookish, and I’m sure you will too!

This is a lovely bookish post about books with dedications, especially written by people we love.

The next blog I’d like to feature today is Book Ends Literary Agency. I actually sent them a contemporary novel I wrote, but although it passed the first hurdle and they asked for the whole book to read, it was then rejected. It’s really hard to get to know or even speak to Literary Agents, but this channel is really useful for writers because we can hear more about their profession and listen to their advice to writers. Click on the image to see their playlists.

I like all their videos, but they have a whole playlist on various aspects of rejection, like this one.

I hope you found these channels interesting or useful, and if you want to check out what other bloggers are writing about this month in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge check them out on Twitter , Facebook, or Instagram.

Meanwhile, I hope you’re enjoying this snowy April! (At least it’s unusually snowy in Europe for this time of year).

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