The modern writer is supposed to use every means available to sell a book. Which includes the very peculiar invention of a book trailer. A movie about a book. Essentially a commercial that tells a story aimed at selling a story. Very meta. And to this writer a little weird. Honestly, it's a bit of slap in the face to have something so elegantly portray what took me 300 pages to say in 90 seconds. If Shakespeare was right and "Brevity is the soul of wit," doesn't that make me the village idiot?
Watch the trailer and get back to me on that one.
Ellyn Oaksmith is the USA Today bestselling author of four books including the Kindle bestseller Chasing Nirvana. She lives in Seattle with her family. Luckily, she's waterproof.
How do I find ideas?
They find me. We date for a while & if things work out, we marry. For one year. Best books for writers? Stephen King On Writing Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.