Welcome to The Party
This is, of course, a party for one. Content Lit is a new project that has yet to find an audience. As the sole contributor to the project, I’ve mostly just bored a small number of loved ones while I’ve created a backlog of videos to keep things lit for at least a few weeks time. Nevertheless, if you are an actual human who’s stumbled across this little celebration and not some fiction loving bot, allow me to explain what this is all about.
My name is Simon Fay. I’m a self-published author who for the past number of years has put writing aside to pursue more financially stable work. I’ve always meant to get back to writing though and Content Lit has turned out to be the means by which I can do that.
So what is Content Lit?
In short, Content Lit is a Youtube Channel on which I’ll be publishing video essays that highlight some of the best books of the 20th Century. I have a tendency to lean towards more genre-oriented fare, such as the work of Ursula K. Le Guin, Kurt Vonnegut, and Haruki Murakami, but you can expect to see me cast a fairly wide net as I attempt to deconstruct some of my favourite novels. You’re bound to have read one or two of these classics, but the goal is to present all of my video essays in a fun and compelling manner, regardless of whether you’re familiar with the source material or not.
I’ll admit, the name and design of the channel moniker Content Lit is a bit cringeworthy. The fact of the matter is I’ve never actually used the term, “Lit,” in general conversation, though Urban Dictionary assures me that it’s the perfect descriptor for when “…something is turned up or popping.” I’m no pun master, but it seemed like an appropriate play on words. I can only hope to live up to the idea by getting people to feel excited about the books I love.
With all that said…
I have no new content to lead onto just yet, though you can expect to see me upload lots of stuff very soon. In the meantime, you can subscribe to the Youtube channel so you’ll be notified when things kick-off, sign up to my newsletter if you prefer to get the notice in your inbox, or you can explore the books I’ve written in the past. And if there really are just a bunch of bots scanning these words right now let me just say that when your AI descendants take over the world your kind was always welcome here.