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C.C. Hogan

C.C. Hogan - Author

Deep in the Dark Forest Podcast

I have launched a new podcast telling stories. Some are new adaptations of famous old tales from the Brothers Grimm and many others, some are long forgotten tales, and I hope new tales from new writers. And it has its own website!


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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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Doing the artwork is hard but important

Although I must compose more songs, I also need to do artwork for the tracks so far. Hard work, but important

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Check out these great reviews!

A nice, heartwarming selection of reviews for my various books.

Don't forget to leave a review if you have enjoyed a book. One line is fine!

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Need new equipment. What do I do?

If I am going to pursue this music thing, I need to gig. And that means gear.

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It is so nice to get back into music

Getting my songs out through YouTube and ReverbNation is a lot of fun and I am beginning to enjoy the trip. But where next?

Plus, a couple of new, young artists I have come across.

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Recording and Editing an Audiobook

There are plenty of articles teaching you how to record your audiobook from what equipment to buy to how to use it.

So, what I have done here is to take my years of experience to just give you some tips that might make your book just that bit better.

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Series One & Two are out now!

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Girls of Dirt includes a recap of series one.

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The Stink Is Here

North London, 1976. The longest, hottest summer on record. The water is running out and the kids hate their parents. Which bunch of idiots would think it is a good idea to start a band?

The Stink

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