Posted in A to Z challenge, copyright

Y is for … YouTube trailers

I’ve been dabbling in creating book trailers for a while now, but not with any great success.

In fact, I’m rubbish at the whole thing. There’s so much to consider.

From picking out the juicy bits of the story to entice readers, to finding the right images and then picking some appropriate music, it’s a whole new world.

The first one I made was for my very first story – my NaNo novel from 2012 – The Nasrid Charm. I was so engrossed in the story, and wasn’t trying to write fifty other books at that time, so it was easier to focus. I had all the time in the world then. But it all came to nothing when I found the exact song to accompany the video, only for it to be unavailable due to copyright. With my dreams dashed I gave up.

Although, as I said at the start, I have dabbled since, but not with the same dedication. I’ll probably seek out someone more creative should I ever feel the need for a trailer in the future.

If you fancy a laugh, check these out and be grateful that I’m not any kind of threat to other creatives 🙂

The Fifth Wheel trailer

Lacey’s Law trailer

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Author:

Dreams can come true and mine was to live in Spain forever and ever ....  Well, after studying languages many years ago I became totally enamoured with all things Spanish, I finally made the big move for a more 'relaxed' lifestyle in 2003.  Since then, I have been teaching Spanish to Ex-pats and translating. Also, I trained as a Community Manager (Social Media) so that I have a genuine excuse to be on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet for hours on end, but then I started to write. My first attempt was for NaNo 2012 with 'The Nasrid Charm' (a story set in Spain and the Afterlife.) Like most first drafts, this is in need of serious revision and has been placed on the backburner, while I pursue my mystery stories. I'll get back to it - one day :) 

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