The Apps I Use To Edit My Audiobook

I finally finished chapter 1 of Urban Punk. Took much longer than I expected, but that’s because I was choosing images to include in the video. They were tough to come by. and were instrumental for helping me get proper imagery. They’re not just great for book covers, but awesome for quality stock shots all for free ninety nine.

The Nikon Z 30 is my preferred camera for video content

My Nikon Z 30 is an amazing little camera. It works perfectly for the image I want to create for my videos. It also has a microphone jack for plugging in my Rode Wireless Go 2, giving me high quality sound without having to worry about cords being in the way. I can also plug the transmitter into my PC, and use microphone as a dedicated input for sound. Even if you choose not to record your audiobook as a video like I did, I still highly recommend the Rode Wireless Go 2 microphones for recording yourself.

VLLO is a great reasonably priced video editor for Android phones

Again, I am using a video editing app to edit my audio/video. VLLO is simple, easy, and intuitive to use for simple clipping and cutting of videos. Spend a little money on the app and you get access to a ton of features to help perfect your video. If you are focusing on audio, you can use a program like Lexis Audio Editor or Wavepad Audio Editor that are designed specifically for audio.

Video to Mp3 converter is great for ripping audio from your videos

Video To Mp3 Converter is another simple, easy to use application that is free. It does exactly what the name suggests and rips the audio from your videos, leaving you with a high quality sound file to upload and edit.

The last application I use is a free web app from Adobe. Adobe Podcast makes it simple to get great quality sound from my original audio. It took tinny, hollow sounding audio and made it sound rich and full, all with a couple clicks of a button. And that’s how I edited the video above, and the programs I’ll use to help me convert it to an audiobook.


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#SupportIndieAuthors series, a woman I’ve introduced before!

So this week is going to be about a lady you all have already met. The other mod of the Support Indie Authors group on Goodreads(Join if you haven’t yet!). She also is the author of the Rehab for Superheroes series, that I’m looking forward to reading more of. I give you, Ann Livi Andrews.

Blurb from Hollow Towns:

Charlie nodded, but when none of them stood, he felt the pit in his stomach grow even wider. “Is there something else?”
Titus cleared his throat. “You should probably just tell him.”
“We haven’t yet decided. . .”
“Tell him or I will.” Titus’ voice was low but firm.
“We were unable to. . .extract. . .” One began.
“Safely extract.” Two corrected him.
“She’d been stuck in there for far too long,” Four explained.
“There was nothing we could do for her,” Seven shrugged apologetically.
“This had nothing to do with your actions,” Five assured.
“She knew the risks,” Three nodded.
“Please accept our condolences,” Six finished for them.
Charlie calmly stacked the folders on top of each other. Losing control in front of them wouldn’t solve anything. Besides, he’d known this was coming. And they were right. She had known the risks.

I was the girl who got in trouble for sneaking flashlights and notebooks into my room in case of late night inspirations. My teachers caught me writing down ideas instead of class notes while in school and college.

I was the out of place teenager with ink stained hands and a mind that was always a million miles away. I was and still am the girl who has a plethora of generic responses for when someone asks me what I’m thinking about. Embarking on a long winded explanation of my current character’s personal dilemmas doesn’t usually seem to be the wise response.

I still am the girl who has to write her first draft with the old fashioned pen and paper. There’s something about the feel of the pen gliding across the paper that maintains my inspiration. If I don’t have a rough draft in front of me when I sit down at the computer, I freeze up.

I’m a simple girl who grew up in the Midwest. While I love to travel, I dream of the day when my husband and I can move our new family, which includes our dashingly handsome newborn son, out to the country where we can reside in peace.

I like to think of my writing style as consisting mostly of creative nonfiction. While the setting might be apocalyptic or fantastic, there’s a piece of me and my own personal story in each work. Every character is somehow based on my own experiences as I’ve always been told to write what I know.

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1. What do you do to keep your spirits up through a bad review?

My husband and I laugh about it and then I enjoy a nice glass of white wine. I may sulk over it for a day or two but then I eventually realize that I have to let it go and move on.

2. What has been your greatest inspiration for writing your story?

A friend of mine. I initially wrote Hannah for her. Despite her sudden and dramatic exit from my life, she has remained an inspiration for my book Hollow Towns.

3. Are there any people you feel need a shout out for supporting you?

Definitely my husband. He’s the reason that I began publishing in the first place. And although he has a stressful schedule of his own, he’s always willing to listen to me talk about my ideas and my Goodreads group.

4. Has self-publishing taught you any lessons that you feel will help you in life?

Perseverance, discipline, and people skills. I’ve grown in all three characteristics over the past year. And patience. . .especially as my son shut down my computer just as I was initially finishing these questions — I had to retype them.

and last, What’s your favorite color?

Purple. It began with shag carpet in my nursery and led to a young man running up to me and announcing the five little words that every woman wants to hear: “I like your purple shoes!” Four years later and that man has become the sweetest and most amazing husband and father.

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