The Write Stuff Reality Show welcomes talented author Mark Eller to the family.
Since the concept for The Write Stuff Reality Show debut in October 2008, authors and book lovers from all over the country have been talking about America's first literary reality show. Of all the comments the producers of The Write Stuff has received, none have impacted us as much as the words of author Mark Eller.
Want to know what he said? Find his endorsement below:
"Writing a book is hard work, but I promise you, it is only a small part of the work. Revising, editing, finding a publisher, editing again, marketing, these are all aspects that authors face if they want to be successful. For most authors, it is only after all this is finished that they will learn if the public likes what they have bled over. Well an opportunity has arrived for fourteen people to have help with this grueling process. In June 2009, Cyrus Webb of Conversations Live is hosting a new reality show on MTV titled The Write Stuff. The winner will receive a book contract, a marketing plan, a marketing campaign, and an number of other prizes.
"Look, I've written a number of short stories and a few books, the first of which is about ready to be published. I have a couple podcasts, and I've done a few live interviews. With each of these I have put myself out there to be judged by a few thousand people, most of whom I will never meet in person...They will never know me beyond my voice or my written words. My face will be a mystery. My personality quirks unknown. Even so, this was hard stuff for me. Like most writers, I fall firmly into the introvert classification, I had to push past ingrained habits and my natural preferences to pursue this thing I love, to present myself to a few thousand people I will never meet...Think how much harder it is for these fourteen writers to put themselves and their work up before millions of people, millions. Every word they write will be judged. Every action they take will be seen. Do they dress right, does their personality match their writing, are they manipulative, honest, delusional, or are they uniquely talented people who are finally getting a chance at success. Every aspect of their personalities and talent will be seen and judged by millions of people. This takes the courage to face rejection, criticism, and most of all, the courage to reach for success. In other words, I will be cheering for the contestants on The Write Stuff. Thank you Cyrus Webb for giving them this chance and for letting us see it."
Mark has also been instrumental in bringing more attention to The Write Stuff literacy campaign as well as other authors. Thanks to his efforts, New York Times Bestselling author Scott Sigler has joined the project and many others are voicing their support.
Look for his book TRAITOR to be released in later April 2009. To find out more about Eller and his other work, visit http://www.hellholetavern.com.