This week’s links are chock full of all the motivation and instruction you need to write and record this weekend. ACX Producers can find valuable technical info on equipment placement, as well as discover new ways to think about the business of voiceover. Rights Holders can learn the stats behind successful titles, and read tips on how they should (and shouldn’t) make their way through life as an author.
Whatever kind of help you’re looking for, read on, and tell us what you found most helpful in the comments.
The Lost Art Of Listening – via Road To Introspection – Is our fast paced modern culture killing the art of listening?
Five Tips to Help Reach Goals: Do What Matters – via Bobbin’s Voice-Over Sampler – Bobbin’s got some pointers to help you “avoid time suckers, get focused quickly, and reach your goals.”
Whittam’s World: Monitor / DAW Placement (VIDEO) – via Edge Studio – George Whittam covers the key points of positioning your computer outside of your recording studio.
What the Heck Am I Saying? – via Voice Over Herald – “So often, as a seasoned professional, you fall into a routine of getting a script, going over it for pronunciations and grammar and then just launching into a read. But did you really understand what you were reading?”
For Rights Holders:
The DNA of a Successful Book (INFOGRAPHIC) – via GalleyCat – Fun illustration of the building blocks of an outstanding book.
4 Dumb Ways To Waste Your Writing Time – via badredhead media – Author Rachel Thompson has some opinions about which topics authors might want to avoid talking about online and in social media.
The Devil’s in the Details: Taking Your Fiction to a Higher Level – via Kristen Lamb’s Blog – Kristen uses her detailed knowledge of guns and shooting to detail the importance of getting the little things right.
5 Ways to be a Smart, Gutsy Writer – via Women’s Writers, Women’s Books – These tips from Aine Greaney will help male and female authors alike.