Sunday’s Scribble: YouTube Inspiration

note“Sunday’s Scribble” is a feature here at Playing Jokers where Michelle tries to motivate herself to not just read, but to write creatively. If you are interested in playing along, please contact Michelle! ”Sunday’s Scribble” in its infancy and open to feedback to help evolve it.

So I still fail at actually writing anything. I’m beginning to wonder if I should refocus and re-evaluate what my desires are for all my hobbies. Since following the local yarn shop on Facebook, I’ve been struck by the strong desire to knit, crochet and cross-stitch pretty things. It really didn’t help when they started posting cool Harry Potter themed patterns…

But one thing that I follow that definitely steers me more in the writing direction is a new vlog on the Geek and Sundry Vlogs channel on YouTube. I don’t think I’ve yet raved about Geek and Sundry on this blog, but I generally rave about it whenever I can. This summer, they launched a Vlogs channel, where a myriad of geeks vlog about their passions. One of the original vloggers is Nika Harper, a young woman who works in the video game industry, and vlogs about creative writing. Each week, she tackles a new genre or form with the input of viewers. People are encouraged to share their writing in the Geek and Sundry forums. I haven’t yet really participated, but I do enjoy watching the vlogs and they make me feel a little bit more motivated to write (at least until the next influence strikes).

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