Experts For Authors
Are you an expert in your field and want to share your knowledge with authors writing characters and storylines that you can speak on?
I want you to join me for a pre-recorded Q&A where you can answer authors’ questions for an episode!
This is a reboot of a livestream recording series I did last year—this time we’re pre-recording it off air and dropping it exclusively on YouTube instead of livestreaming it to a Facebook group!
About The Show
The show originally started as a one hour livestream where authors could write in with questions in a closed Facebook group. This year’s reboot will be an off-air recording with our experts answering questions authors write in early and the episode will drop on YouTube.
Experts are not asked to answer anything they can’t say (ex: lawyers are not giving legal advice, doctors are not giving medical advice, etc) and we discuss what we can and can’t talk about before we record to make sure we get the most helpful information possible for authors to accurately represent the experts’ fields in their stories.
Our goal is to help authors clarify things for their stories so they don’t get called out by reviewers for inaccuracies.
We’ll focus on how your job/area of expertise works, some of the general aspects that authors might including in their world-building, and then answer more story-specific questions that authors can gain knowledge and insight from with the questions they write in early.
When We Film
We’ll pick a day and time that works for both of our schedules and record for one hour. We attempt to do these recordings during the day but if that doesn’t work for an expert’s schedule, we can come up with another time.
I’ll send you the link to join me right before our meet time.
Before we film, we’ll discuss the flow of the show, talk about valuable points we want to cover and if there are any areas we need to stay away from, then we’ll hit the record button.
Plan on spending a little over an hour with me so we have time to chat before we record and have a few minutes to debrief after. Some episodes go right to the hour mark while others end a few minutes early. If you have time constraints, let me know in advance so we make sure to end early.
How We Film
The recording studio can be accessed from anywhere in the world—you can join from your home or office. I ask that you have a well-lit, quiet room to stream in.
It’s preferable that you join from your computer, but you can go live through a phone (I ask that you prop it up somewhere—don’t hand-hold it) if needed.
You don’t need anything special to join me—the built in camera and microphone on your computer or device is fine. Please have earbuds nearby in case we run into feedback issues, but we rarely do so that’s just for emergencies.
All you have to do is click the link I’ll send you, give it permission to use your device’s camera and microphone, and you’ll be in the recording studio with me!
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Watch Past Episodes
Check out episodes from the livestream version of this series! Keep in mind, episodes are now being pre-recorded so while there won’t be in-the-moment questions written in, we will have authors send in questions early to be answered during our conversation!
Once we’ve confirmed you as a guest speaker, I’ll need the following things from you:
—A well-lit, non-pixelated photo of you from top of legs up (look at the thumbnails from the example videos to get an idea of what I need) This does not need to be a professional photo and can be taken on your phone if you have to, but no selfies where you’re holding the phone, please have someone else hold it or prop it up and use the timer. This is for the video thumbnail and promo materials. You do not need to cut out the photo—I’ll do that (so background doesn’t matter!)
—All links to your website and social medias (if you have them as a business person, we won’t give out your personal socials) if you want them shared
—Any links to resources you think we might need or could come up during the conversation—we like to include those links in the show notes for authors to visit later
Are you willing to donate your time to help out the author community and make sure we stay on track with your industry/area of expertise?
We’re thrilled to learn from you!
If I contacted you, please reply to that email if you’re interested in joining me for an episode.
If you found me and want to be considered, email firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know your name, contact info, area of expertise and what makes you an expert, and I’ll get back to you to talk about availability!
When you email me, I’ll ask a few questions including how long you’ve been an expert, what specifically you do, etc so that I know how to pitch your episode to the authors so that the writers who will benefit from the conversation the most will join us live!
I’m excited to work with you!