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Welcome to the world of romance and erotica narration! Workshop One will be for both male and female presenting narrators, and will be about getting your feet wet, and seeing what turns your professional crank.
Come along for a discussion of the genres and sub genres in this steamy world, and an exploration of what makes romance and erotica different. Then…do ya have a safe word? Maybe you’ll need one, and it’s a good time to look at your personal limits and explore what kinds of voice work makes you feel good and what doesn’t when it comes to narrating stories that can push your boundaries.
Also, prep is key! So let’s talk about getting properly ready for reading the steamy stuff. We will delve into how prep for romance and erotica can differ, and look at the things to know about yourself, and questions to ask of authors, publishers, and fellow narrators you may work with.
Finally, everyone has different… needs. Your authors are no different. We’ll look at the variety of work demands out there, including gender, LGBTQIA+ issues, native voices, cross-gender voicing, and more.
We’ll split out by our presenting genders and talk about the nitty gritty… the how to… the BURNING questions you might have felt awkward talking about in a coed room. Plus, we’ll talk about voicing books that are all F/F or M/M and the LGBTQ+ community.
We’d love to have you take a crack at reading a script. Bring your exhibitionist tendencies with you and read a short excerpt to get some feedback from your coaches. Don’t be shy! (remember, this session will be separated by gender).
Finally, let’s talk about working with your potential co-stars on projects, the ups and downs and things you should be aware of and prepared for. It’s always more fun when everyone knows how things will play out!
No, literally… we all need to eat, honey! Let’s talk about the nitty gritty of day-to-day life in the romance and erotica side of the business. Royalty Share, Royalty Share Plus, PFH, ACX, Audible, etc.
Pseudonyms, their creation, care and pros and cons; Marketing yourself; Fan interaction; Working with publishers versus indie authors; Union vs Non Union; Production costs and pay models for audiobooks; Prepping a script; Character notes; Staying organized; Deadlines and more.
It’s all on the table here, we’re turning the lights on and taking off the makeup. No question is dumb, and we’ll work together to make sure everyone feels ready to go out there and get some! (Work)
This workshop features audiobook narrator, Lia Langola. Over the last eight years, Lia has narrated over 180 romance/erotica titles. She is the provider of Aural Stimulation for your Oral (& more) Fixations! Lia loves the pleasure of narrating steamy romance and erotica that encourage sex-positive, pleasurable listening experiences. She has a background in theatre and enjoys getting to use those skills while narrating. Check out Lia’s Audible profile!
Born in New England and trained in theater and vocal performance, SAG-AFTRA member Greg Tremblay
(also Greg Boudreaux) is an award-winning and listener-beloved narrator of over 450 audiobooks,
including diverse genres such as SciFi, Fantasy, YA and Children’s titles, Educational Non-Fiction,
Romance and more. Specializing in LGBTQIA+ stories and fiction, Greg brings a command of storytelling,
a gift for voices and accents, and a warm and approachable vocal style to every project he voices. Greg
can be found online at gregtremblay.com and via social media @gtremblayvoice