Tag Archives: Kristen Lamb’s Blog

This Week in Links: January 19 – 23

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Before we get to this week’s links roundup, we’d like to remind you that you have just under one week to submit your audition for the latest Audible Studios open casting call. Male actors can audition to read Exile, Texas, while female actors can submit their take on Copper Moon. Don’t miss your chance to earn up to $2,700 reading for Audible’s Grammy award-winning studios!

For Rights Holders

Social Media is a Waste of Time for Writers—Hmmm, Think Again – via Kristen Lamb’s Blog – Learn how an author’s social media presence can can bolster their other marketing efforts.

Publishers Know You Didn’t Finish “The Goldfinch” – via Buzzfeed News – A good look at reader engagement analytics.

When Characters Cross Ethical Lines – via Blood Red Pencil – “How does a writer create questionable characters so readers root for them in spite of their ethical lapses or downright crimes?”

Pen or Computer: Which is Better for Creativity? – via Huff Post Books – Author Warren Adler offers his opinion on analog vs. digital writing.

For Producers

Setting your own Recording Levels: A step-by-step guide for Audiobook Narrators & Voiceover Artists – via Steven Jay Cohen – Steven offers a comprehensive guide to getting your sound correct from the outset.

Speed Up Your Audio Editing in Audacity – via Dan Absalonson – Tips for streamlining your use of this popular DAW.

“I Don’t Like The Sound Of My Own Voice” – Well Shut Up And Go Home – Via Gary Terzza’s Voice-Over Blog UK – Tough love form Gary for voice over newbies.

One Image Shows Just How Talented The Simpsons’ Voice Actors Are – via Kotaku – Have some fun marveling at the talent behind TV’s longest running cartoon.

This Week in Links: May 12 – 16

Tasting frogs. Learning to be cool. Death sentences. You may not expect to find such disparate topics on an audiobook blog, but each relates back to audiobook writing or producing in an unexpected way.

Discover new ways of looking at your audiobook career with our roundup of weekly links, and add your favorites form the week in the comments!

For Producers:

The Delicious Taste of Frog – via J. Christopher Dunn’s Voice-Over Blog – JCD shows how a popular self help technique can be beneficial to a VO’s business.

Pros and Cons of the Working Voiceover Vacation – via Debbie Grattan’s Voice Over Blog – You can do VO work away from the studio… but should you?

Do You Have Nagging Doubts About The Sound of Your Voice? – via The Great Voice Company – Susan Berkley says: don’t stress over your signature sound – embrace it!

Common Twitter Oops! by Voice Actors – via RealTime Casting – The social service can seem difficult to understand, but RTC helps with 5 behaviors you should avoid.

For Rights Holders:

Two Dialogue Death Sentences & How to Get a Stay-of-Execution – via Kristen Lamb’s Blog – These tips on avoiding “redundant” and “orphaned” dialog will help ensure you’re writing books listeners will want to finish.

Play for Pay: Leisure Yields Ideas for Marketable Stories – via Live Write Thrive – Stuck with writer’s (or marketer’s) block? Karen O’Connor advise you to get out in the world and have some inspiring experiences.

How to Be Cool – via CreateSpace – Those trying to be cool and those trying to write well can benefit from the same advice: Don’t force it.

Teaming Up For Success – via The Blood Red Pencil – Author Terry Odell shares her experience as part of a team of authors “working together on the ‘non-writing’ aspects of being a writer.”