RWA OWL: Narrated by the Author

Audiobooks are currently the biggest growth area in publishing but can be expensive to have professionally produced. A more affordable way to enter the audiobook market is to narrate and produce an audiobook yourself. You don’t need to be a voice actor or tech whiz to produce an audiobook.

By the end of this four-week course, students will have narrated, edited and mastered a short piece that they can sell, give away and/or use as a lead magnet for their newsletter, and gained the skills to continue independently producing professional quality audiobooks.

Lesson material will be disseminated twice per week in the form of downloadable PDF and Word documents, and mp3 and video files. The presenter will offer a live chat session on the Moodle platform mid-course and again at the end of the course. Feedback from the presenter will be via email at the end of the course.

Participants can expect a time commitment of approximately 8 hours to complete the course. 

Pre-course preparation

It would be helpful to have an excerpt/short story/flash fiction prepared that the student owns the audio rights for. The student will also need access to a USB microphone for recording purposes. 

Basic computer skills are a prerequisite for the course.

Presenters Bio

Renee Conoulty is an Australian Air Force wife and mother of two. She writes stories of dance, romance, and military life including Don't Mean a Thing, Catching Onix, and Wife, Mother, Woman.

If you run into Renee at the shops, make sure you wave to get her attention because she'll likely be listening to an audiobook or lost in a day dream. Renee’s love of audio has led to her releasing several self-narrated audiobooks. 

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Course Dates: 25th November to 22nd December 2019

Cost: RWA-Member – $55.00 Non RWA-Member – $88.00
* Please note, there is a $0.50 Trybooking fee at checkout.

Venue: Online - RWA Moodle Platform
(Course attendees will be notified of access/login details via email from the OWL Registrar a few days prior to the start date of the course)

RWA OWL Courses
PO Box Q740
Queen Victoria Building
NSW 1230
Contact Details:
Tania Lee
OWL Registrar