Book Trailers: Avoiding the suck, Part II

Quick recap: In Part I, I posted ten tips for those interested in creating short trailers (or other animated videos). In this post, we’ll focus on the art used in the Backwards trailer, and artist’s Kari Lennartson’s creative process. If you’ve seen the book trailer for Backwards then you probably know that the art is amazing. What you might not […]

Writing Advice Part I

Here it is, the best piece of writing advice I ever got: Write the story you most want to read. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But you’d be amazed by how few people actually do this. For years, I didn’t. I wrote the stories I thought would please my teachers. The stories I thought would impress […]

Finding a Writer’s Group

Every professional writer I know works with a writing group. So if you want to write and publish books (or stories, poems, or essays), probably the single best thing you can do is find a good writing group to work with. So how do you find a writing group? 1) Get involved with some of […]