A trailer for Second Life

Thankfully, it didn't come to this for my daughter. (Image source: Pixabay)

Thankfully, it didn’t come to this for my daughter. (Image source: Pixabay)

Second Life has a book trailer. My daughter made it for me. This is the story of how it happened:

Over the weekend, my darling daughter told me she wanted to set up a lemonade stand to earn some money. I told her that I’d read an article about the county cracking down on non-permitted lemonade stands. While a good idea, I noted it’s not as easy as it used to be to hang out a shingle. Then, we had the following exchange:

Me: Maybe I could hire you to do some stuff for my writing business.
Her: Oooh, yeah! (She jumps up) Let me get you my resume.
Me: (raising eyebrow) You have a resume?
Her: (bites lip, pauses) Yeah, as soon as you help me make one.

While I wouldn’t advise this job-seeking strategy with anyone but mom, it happened to work. I hired her. (A second piece of advice: Do not put on your  resume that you’ll work for 25 cents per day — even with mom, as I seriously considered taking her up on it). Anyway, she was eager to do something. I told her I’d been too busy to make a Second Life trailer, so she picked that as her first duty. And here is the result.

P.S. I’ll take the blame for the lack of book cover image. She was ready to finish and I didn’t have time to walk her through formatting the book cover to fit in the YouTube space. But we can add it later.

About RJ Crayton

RJ Crayton is a former journalist who now writes fiction. She's reported for the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle, as well as the smaller publications Education Technology News and Campus Crime. She has two published novels, Life First and Second Life and blogs for Indies Unlimited and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. For exclusive content and first looks at her new work, sign up for the newsletter at http://rjcrayton.com/subscribe.
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4 Responses to A trailer for Second Life

  1. DV Berkom says:

    Cool! I’m thinking she’s got a future in book trailers 🙂

  2. RJ, how important do you think it is to have a trailer. Do you get sales from it? I’m asking because we write, sort of, similar genres.

    • RJ Crayton says:

      I’m not sure how important it is. That’s why I’ve been hesitant to devote time to doing them. However, if I can get my kids to do them, there doesn’t seem to be a downside. I know there are YouTubers who review books. I imagine book trailers would appeal to them. They’re also nice on sites that have space for them. I was a bit surprised and disappointed that the GooglePlay bookstore doesn’t allow you to post your trailer, or at least link to it, as Google owns YouTube.

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