So, Book Trailers worth doing? + 97,319 words-in-a-herd

Having a heap of fun with my writing, just heading up towards a hundred-K words, and I’m about to write a scene where fire rains from the sky, and thousands of people run around screaming and jumping over one another in low gravity (2% of earth’s Gs, to be specific). Impending assassinations to thwart. Dragons fighting Orc royal marines in power armour… you know, all the good stuff.

As I’m leading up to the end of this book, I’ve been thinking of fun ways to get my writing out there. This guy, Chuck Wendig has made an awesome Book Trailer. I wasn’t planning on doing one, but something like this I could really get into making. Hell, I liked the guy’s blog for a while now, but I hadn’t planned on buying his books until I saw this.

The thing I love about it is that he really lets the writing do the… well… the talking. There’s no silly actors or settings to clutter your noggin with ideas about what the book is supposed to look like, just a gritty cigars-and-whisky voice, reading the damn book. You know if you like what you’re hearing, that you’re probably going to like the book too. WYSIWYG.

The subject matter is perfect too, because it shows you the main character, what they do, and what they’re all about, through the 1st person perspective of this one expendable character.

I believe this was made with Final Cut, and besides not owning that program, I don’t think I’ve got the technical expertise to do this good a job of it. I’d like to do something with hand-writing perhaps; I’ve got the wacom tablet, and I could maybe use flash…

What cool Book Trailer ideas have you seen? What do you think might work?

Best regards,


About D.R.Sylvester

A Clinical Research Associate by day (google it), writer by night, D.R.Sylvester lives in Sydney, Australia with his patissiere wife and Siberian Wolf. His interests include travel, music (predominantly Metal), reading, & archery.
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