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I was a complete vidiot. But I knew I needed video to stay connected to my readers and get the word out on my books and my work! So what did I do?

I spent way too many hours in what I called The Black Hole Time Suck, aka, learning how to make videos on my own. I spent years and learned well enough to win the 2012 School Library Journal Trailee award, and become a finalist in the Moby Trailer Award competition. Here is my award-winning video that really helped promote my book:


And then I learned that book trailers aren't even the first thing I should've been making! I needed to get going on a ton of other kinds of videos! Once I did, I saw my ranking shoot up (see the image below), and my business completely changed.

If you take Video Idiot Boot Camp, you can avoid The Black Hole Time Suck because I will take you by the hand and teach you what you need to know to create videos, even if you don't know one single thing when you start!

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With every lesson, you get...

  1. ... your lesson's Action Packet.
  2. ... your lesson's Lab.
  3. ... some action! That is, you'll be taking your action, directed by your Action Packet, following the Lab!
  4. ... links to the other great supplemental welcome videos in the lesson.
  5. ... access to the super cool geniuses in the Video Idiot Boot Camp Facebook group page, where you'd have access to your Fairy Vid-Mother, Katie Davis.

As a VIBC (Video Idiot Boot Camp) student, you will leave the class knowing how to plan, create, edit, and distribute all kinds of videos that will get your books into the hands of more readers like:

  • a welcome video
  • tips videos
  • writing process
  • news
  • reading to kids
  • about the author videos
  • advice to writers
  • respond to readers
  • Q & As
  • industry tidbits (aka gossip!)
  • faux documentaries
  • character interviews
  • repurposed blog posts

and you'll be able to do them in varying formats from animated explainers to screencast demos, to slideshow book trailers to live interviews, tutorials, music videos and more.

And guess what? It's waaaay easier than you think!

In fact, it's a whole lot of fun!

Here's what some in the course have to say:







Here is what some of my students created using what they learned from the course:


Are you ready to become a video genius and take your writing career to a whole new level?

Try Video Idiot Boot Camp now, risk free!


I'm so convinced that I can teach anyone to create video, I guarantee your money back! If you do as I teach, and you still don't learn how to create videos, I'll refund your money! And you can even keep the course!

All this for a one time payment of $297!

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Sign up now and with your Video Idiot Boot Camp purchase, get a digital goodie bag worth bazillions of dollars!

Okay, maybe not bazillions, but literally hundreds of dollars

(actual worth: OVER $1,063.00!)

It's worth way more than you'll pay for the entire class, including all these things you'll be able to use once you know how to create video:












*Add all these bonuses up and you'd have to pay over $1,063!

I'm so convinced that I can teach anyone to create video, I guarantee your money back! If you do as I teach, and you still don't learn how to create videos, I'll refund your money and you can even keep the course!

You pay only $297!

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How will you go through the course?

1. The minute you buy the course you'll get two emails from me. One will be a receipt; the other will have a link to the course. During your purchase, you created an account at CoursesforWriters.com. You will need to be logged in to your account to access the course.

2. On the course page, you will have access to all eight modules. After you watch the lesson video for each module, you'll follow the lab, where a self-proclaimed "vidiot" completes what I just taught. Unlike in school, you get to watch how someone else does it to make sure you do it right when it's your turn!

3. You complete the lesson by following that session's Action Packet.

4. This is a self-paced course. You can go through one lesson every few days or you can do it all in one day. It's up to you! You'll have access to the course for as long as you like, so you can revisit lessons and videos whenever you need to.

By the end of the course you'll have a welcome video for your site and will have learned about how to take advantage of all the choices you have to create tons of different kinds of video! (If you already have a welcome video, you'll make a welcome video for another page.)

During the eight easy, hand-holding lessons, you'll learn, (among many other things):

  • Why you need video on your site. Need. Yep, need.
  • How different kinds of videos are great for different reasons.
  • Where to find free and low cost content.
  • The many ways to create video without ever going in front of the camera!
  • Tons of ways to create your own content.
  • The basics of using easy editing tools.
  • The top Dos and Don'ts of what to include in your videos.
  • How to take advantage of all of YouTube's social media capabilities.

PC? Fine! Mac? Great! You can do this.