Girl Behind Glass – Book Trailer

I wanted to do a book trailer, but I had no idea how. I’ve never created a video before apart from little unedited clips uploaded from my phone, so I set about trying to figure out a way that I could accomplish what I wanted. At first I had visions of actors and scenes and voice-overs, but I realised that unless I enlisted the help of many other people and invested a fair bit of time and money into it, this was a pointless endeavor.

So I went back to basics and figured out what I could do with the limited skills I had.

I know how to draw things on the computer, (I was a graphic designer in a previous life,) so I’ve come up with this little clip. I hope you like it!

Girl Behind Glass – The Blurb

Nuovo is the flagship of the new world. Encased under a dome, the city is cut off from nature in a bid to stop the destruction of earth caused by mankind. With food scarce, people survive on nutrition pills and a substance called sustain.

This world is all Willow Stanton has ever known. When she finds herself outside the city boundaries, she discovers that her world, and the things she has been taught to believe, may not be what they seem.

What’s your book about?

Once I finally plucked up the courage to tell people I was writing a novel, the first question, and surprisingly the hardest question to answer, was simply . . . What’s your book about?

There are many things I could say about my book. For example, it is a dystopian YA novel.

dystopiaYoung adult?

Does this mean that only people of a certain age will enjoy it?

Certainly not. Most of the people I know who enjoy YA novels, are not what would be termed, as young adults. But more on that subject, and why I choose to write YA later.

I could tell you that it explores such issues as freedom vs security, prejudice and the ever growing gap between the wealthy and the poor.

Or perhaps, I could say it is a hypothetical study on the effects of mass production and genetic modification on our society.

But in truth, those are just words and it is none of these things.

It is a simple story of a girl, probably told countless times before, who discovers that her world, and the things she has been taught to believe, may not be all they seem to be.

I am working on the ‘blurb’ for my story, which is a lot harder than it sounds, but for now I will leave you with this quote from my novel . . .

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