While I have a bit of a hard time speaking up for my own writing, I have no problems promoting others doing things I like and believe in.
Meet Mark Hosack
The first time I met Mark Hosack I thought, “Okay, maybe my haircut ISN’T so bad after all!”
It was a kickoff meeting for the crew of a movie he had written and was directing called Pale Blue Moon.
Mark went on to write other movies, (NSFW trailer for Give Em Hell Malone) — and because editing, writing, and occasionally directing movies isn’t enough (as well as raising a couple kids), Mark decided, “Hell…think I’ll write a book!”
And he made a book trailer for his book…even though…well, you’ll have to watch it!
A Good Example of Generating Early Buzz
I’m not saying this because I like Mark: I have only seen one or two book trailers that made me actually care about a book. I don’t know why, but most book trailers seem made just because that’s what you’re supposed to do — and it often shows. I share the first book trailer for Mark’s soon-to-be book in part because he’s a friend. Of course I’m going to support a friend.
But it’s also a damn good example of what we can all do with very little to generate early buzz for the things we’re working on…
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Oh! Be sure to check out Mark’s webpage…particularly the Author Statement. Cracked me up!
(And I’ve heard it whispered on the wind that I just might be running an interview on The Juggling Writer with Mark sometime in the not-too-distant future…)