[X-SESSION-VIRTUAL-ONLY - Make it Personal: Raising the Stakes in First Person Audiobook Narration (Audiobook Academy)
Scott Brick Suzanne Freeman
Audiobook Academy
Date & Time
Friday, April 1, 2022, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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Whereas many narrators treat first person narration as a long-form monologue, asking specific questions about the author's intent will provide subtlety and depth that most others can't offer. Learn from industry professionals Scott Brick and Suzanne Elise Freeman which questions must be asked, and in what order, to make narration shine. Each participant will receive personalized guidance, as well as in-depth instruction that will benefit them in every title they do, be it fiction or non-fiction, and first, second or third person narration. Learn how raising the stakes will command the listeners' ears -- and the publishers', as well.



  • Learn how asking the question, "Why is my character telling this story?" will add nuance and subtlety to your reads and make publishers consider you for more work.
  • Learn how asking the question, "When is my character telling this story?" will give you all the help you need in creating the appropriate character voice for him/her.
  • Learn how asking the question, "To whom is my character telling this story?" will make your narration leap off the page and command the listener's attention.