Writer’s Tips – Fantastic Ideas for Creating Videos, Booktrailers, Instagram Stories and More!

Welcome to another edition of my curated Writer’s Tips. In this edition, Natalie Ducey demonstrates how we can use Instagram stories to showcase our work, Nicholas Rossis is showing us how we can create free videos using Lumen, Diana Peach shares how to create a book trailer with Powerpoint, ad design tools from Bookbub, and how to re-purpose our blogs moving them to a podcasting platform, and Colleen Chesebro has an instructional for using Gutenberg editor.


Natalie Ducey has created another fabulous tutorial on how to create and use Instagram stories for our writing.



Have you thought of converting blog posts to audio for Podcasting?

5 Easy Steps To Repurposing Your Blog Post Into An Audio Podcast

Source: 5 Easy Steps To Repurposing Your Blog Post Into An Audio Podcast |


Colleen Chesebro has a great instructional series on using the Gutenberg editor




Nicholas Rossis has a helpful post to help us create videos using Lumen.




Helpful Design Tools to create great book ads

6 Book Ad Design Tools Authors Can Use



Diana Peach is sharing how easy it is to create book trailers using Power Point.




Chris Syme guesting at Anne R. Allen’s blog on how to avoid author crisis and management.

Source: The Five Myths of Crisis Management for Authors by Chris Syme


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38 thoughts on “Writer’s Tips – Fantastic Ideas for Creating Videos, Booktrailers, Instagram Stories and More!

    1. Oh Nicholas, I’m 1000% with you! I’ve heard nothing but snags with writer’s blogs from themes to fonts and everything in between giving them grief. No thanks from me too. I have the classic editor plugin installed and hope they keep it alive. I’m hearing from Hugh Roberts that by end of 2021 classic editor won’t work anymore. Perhaps we need to start a protest petition not to kill the classic editor? 🙂


  1. Your timing is impeccable, Debby. Sometimes I think you are psychic!

    My book needs a trailer, and hubby and I were thinking of how hard it may be to create. Well, Diana makes it seem do-able. (Yes, my book has published, but this may give my marketing a bit more horsepower – ha!)


  2. Oooh. Thanks for the great links, Debby. I missed a couple of these that sound really interesting. There are so many ways to be creative when marketing, and they’re much more fun than the old “buy my book” posts that we all endure as authors and readers. I’ll definitely check them out. And thanks for adding my post to the list. ❤


    1. Happy to share information we can all use. Thanks for your Gutenberg instruction, I’m sure it will be helpful for those using it and maybe those who dare to venture, lol. ❤


  3. Bookmarking this one, Debby! I need to work on my promo material in the New Year and it sounds like there’s plenty of resources from this one post for me to check out then 🙂


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