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Series 2 - Girls of Dirt

Set 500 years after the first series, with brand new characters and some well-loved names from the first books, this is a story about the women of Dirt and the dragons that become their friends.  Strong female leads, a wonderful tale. Coming soon: Dragons of Dirt and the dramatic People of Dirt.

Includes a recap of series one.

Get it now!

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Dirt Re-Released in advance of Audio Book

In advance of the forthcoming audiobook version, I have released a re-edited version of Dirt book one. You can update your copy at Amazon and other retailers.

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Pronunciation and Respelling Guide

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How to do Punch and Roll Recording

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The Young of the Plains

An episodic story about a young dragon and young girl living on the borders of the Eastern Plains.

This is a story aimed at younger readers and will be told in a series of short chapters on YouTube.

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Using iZotope RX 6 for Audiobooks

This is a look at how I am currently using RX 6 Standard with Cubase Pro when working on my audiobook recordings.

This is not a review as such and may well grow over time as I learn more.

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Audiobook Articles and Resources

A growing list of resources about producing audiobooks from around the websphere. Let me know if there are any useful titbits I should include.

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Preparing a audiobook script for recording

In the good old days, scripts were printed on paper and the voice over would go through the lines with a pen, marking it up so he or she had a better chance when it came to recording.

In our modern world, paper is seen as a waste of trees and most of us work on tablets. So, how do I prepare my script?

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Recording Your Own Poetry

Following on from my articles on Audiobooks, I thought I should talk a bit about poetry.

Although many of the techniques and technology tips are the same as recording any other spoken word media, poetry does have some specifics when it comes to presentation and attitude. This article is aimed at the poet who is possibly less confident when it comes to using their own voice to record their poems.

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When you write your novel, don't forget the audiobook version

Audiobooks are becoming much more important. So, should you think about the audiobook version as you write your novel? I think you should.

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Audiobook Recording Tips - Recording your book

This deals with the more technical side of recording: How to sit, where to place the microphone, what to do about pops and so on.

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Audiobook Recording Tips - Technical FAQ

Part of the series of tips on recording your book as an audiobook, this FAQ deals with technical issues such as sound booths, microphones, and other interesting bits and pieces.

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Audiobook Recording Tips - Editing your recording

Part of the series of tips on recording your book as an audiobook, this article covers questions about editing.

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Audiobook Recording Tips - Reading your book

Part of the series of tips on recording your audiobook, this article focuses on questions about reading and recording the book.

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How to record your Audiobook

I thought I would put together a random selection of tips for those of you recording and editing your own audiobooks.

This is not a tutorial, but a pile of quickies that might be useful.

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Series One & Two are out now!

Start series one with Dirt for Free, and start reading the brand new series two with Girls of Dirt for only 99p!

Girls of Dirt includes a recap of series one.

Get it now at the Dirt website

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