Thursday, February 2, 2017

This book trailer is on fire

Time for another reveal!  Today, it's the book trailer for She Marches Through Fire (November Snow Book 3).  Take a look, and let me know what you think in the comments.  You get bonus points if you can figure out who is doing the singing.

The process of making a book trailer is an artistic endeavor just as much as is the creation of the book itself.  You go hunting for images that evoke the feelings and scenes from your writing, modifying them or discarding them until you have a collection that creates the effect you desire.  You try to hammer out text that entices without revealing too much about the story.  You have to be careful not to make the trailer too long, without making the words go by too fast to be read.  Then you have to choose the music.  You have to find something you are allowed to use that also speaks to what happens to your characters in the course of your story.  Then you refine it, with the help of your colleagues, until it is ready to be shared with the world.

Have you ever tried to make a book trailer?  What are your tips?

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