Saturday, November 1, 2014

Saturday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Rachel Wilson

When my director friend Matt Miller said he wanted to direct a trailer for Don’t Touch, I did cartwheels. When he asked what my dream trailer might look like, I began to twitch and mumble.

Time for a treatment. Planning a book trailer can be daunting. If you’re working with a director or photographer, a treatment will put everyone on the same page. Even if you’re making the trailer all by your lonesome, a clear plan for what you intend to shoot is a must.

A treatment outlines what will be seen on screen—it gives a sense of tone and reads in present tense. Yours may look like a screenplay script, or it may read more like a synopsis of shots. The format is not so important as helping the team envision the final product and creating a guide for shooting.

Here are a few strategies based on what I learned while working on the trailer for Don’t Touch:

Ask what the central message is that you want viewers to take away from your trailer…

Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Five Misspelled Idioms
  2. Karen Woodward: On Using Symbols In Your Story
  3. Anne R. Allen's Blog: Is Perfectionism Slowing Your Writing Process? 7 Ways NaNoWriMo Can Help
  4. Facebook ads: an Infographic
  5. Writing Our Region—Without Overdoing It - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  6. Fiction University: Your Scene Needs a Problem
  7. The Aspiring TV Writer & Screenwriter Blog: Is Relatability Important in a Script?
  8. Studying nonfiction could be the key to creating the best fiction
  9. Have You Been Forgetting Social Bookmarking? - Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
  10. Publishing Insiders Wrap-Up: All Things Pinterest - Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
  11. 5 Reasons Why It Matters What Your Website Is Called | Self-Publishing Review
  12. Writer Beware®: The Blog: A Hand in Your Pocket: Monetizing the Business of Writing
  13. Writing vs. Publishing | Behler Blog
  14. Craft of Writing: Creating a Treatment for Your Book Trailer by Rachel Wilson
  15. I Was Checking You Out* | Confessions of a Mystery Novelist...
  16. Just Try It! Discovering New Social Media - Books & Such Literary Management : Books & Such Literary Management
  17. How to Wow Your Audience with the Right Image
  18. Facts of Fiction: Why Every Story Is An Escape Story | Write to Done
  19. How Romeo and Juliet Can Help You Write Your Next Book by Helen Sedwick — The Book Designer
  20. How to Plan and Create Captivating Visual Content
  21. 4 Ideas for Ending Book Chapters So Readers Will Kill to Know What Happens Next - Helping Writers Become Authors
  22. Anne R. Allen's Blog: Is Perfectionism Slowing Your Writing Process? 7 Ways NaNoWriMo Can Help
  23. Finding Your Beginning in “The End”: Dreaming of Writing a Perfect Opening |
  24. Writer Unboxed » KAPOW!  Cutting Scenes Like a Superhero
  25. Seven Calendar Opportunities to Leverage Your Author Marketing - Where Writers Win
  26. The Seductive Trap of the Historical Novel -
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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