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Voices.com is Writing a Book!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

February 17, 2010

Comments (16)

Woman smiling with arms resting on a bookI've finally taken the plunge and have committed to writing a new book on the voice over industry!

There are so many ideas steeping in my mind and taking shape, some old and some new, that are ready to be expressed in print to inspire and educate voice over artists.

Learn more about this journey and how you can be part of it in today's VOX Daily.

Imagine Your VOX Daily in Print!

For a long time now, readers of VOX Daily have been asking for a way to better organize information that has been published on the blog so that they can easily reference their favorite topics and return to articles that touched them in some way.

After much thought, prayer and encouragement I have decided to write a book inspired by the fruits of almost five years of daily blogging about voice acting, both the business and the art.

Every day, I'm devoting a period of time to curate each chapter, ensuring that the book features as much of the most sought after, relevant and interesting knowledge pertaining to the voice over industry as possible.

How You Can Participate

One way that you can help is to join the conversation by commenting here on the blog.

This book is ultimately designed to explore and address the needs of today's working professional and to equip you on a number of levels for a successful career in voice acting and beyond.

While I've already got a skeleton table of contents, subsections and material regarding topics of note, I realize that the ideas jotted down in my notebook, though many, are only a starting point to expand upon... just as I ask for feedback on VOX Daily, there is an opportunity for you to offer suggestions and feedback regarding what you'd like to see in the book I'm writing.

Join the Conversation

If there are certain topics that you wish to see discussed, or particular articles you want to see revisited, you're invited to leave a comment and let me know!

Thank you in advance for your support. It means a lot to me :)

Warm wishes,

Stephanie

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Comments


    Stephanie,
    You are indeed an excellent writer, in my humble opinion, so I applaud your decision. I feel your book will become a tremendous and lasting resource to the voiceover community.
    All The Best,
    Bobbin Beam

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      Stephanie,
      I don't know HOW you DO everything that you DO! You're an amazing, talented, ORGANIZED person...and I'm glad that I'm a part of your VO world! Your daily blogs are part of my morning coffee break, and by reading them, I've learned soooo much over the past few years!
      Best of luck with the book...GO FOR THE GOLD, Stephanie!
      ;-) You Rock!
      JC Haze

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      • JC Haze
      • February 18, 2010 10:54 AM

        I'm looking forward to reading it! Every Voices.com book and report I've read has been well worth reading.

        Posted by:

          And I'll be buying it!

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          • Kevin Darbro
          • February 18, 2010 10:59 AM

            Looking forward to it.

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            • Elisha Anderson
            • February 18, 2010 11:00 AM

              So when do we have the contest for the copy that's autographed by the staff, hmmmm?

              Posted by:

                I've been holding off on buying other books about voiceover because of the customer support offered by Voices.com, now I'll be sure to pick up this one!

                Posted by:

                  YOU GO!

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                  • Heather Farrar
                  • February 18, 2010 11:02 AM

                    That's wonderful, Stephanie! Make sure you include a chapter to share tips about your amazing time management skills!

                    Posted by:

                      Oooooh congrats! What a great adventure :)

                      Posted by:

                        Brava, Stephanie! Writing a book is a huge accomplishment. You've already compiled and written so much that I'm certain the book will be a valuable addition to the VO world library.
                        You asked for subject suggestions: how about including a brief overview of how voiceover has changed in the last decade?
                        I also enjoy reading individual viewpoints and quotes from voice actors, pearls of wisdom and honesty.
                        Congratulations and applause!

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                          Hi Stephanie,

                          I'd like to share a resource with you--voice actors talking about their craft. This year I am teaching my grade school art students about animator and film director Hayao Miyazaki, and sharing with them his film My Neighbor Totoro. On the DVD, there is a wonderful bonus featurette "Behind the Microphone," featuring the voice actors starring in the English-language version of the film, Dakota and Elle Fanning, Tim Daly, Pat Carroll and Lea Salonga. This five minute special is a real hit with my students, as it takes you into the studio and reveals the actors, in their own words, speaking to the magic of their art--hope you get a chance to see it, their are many wonderful quotes about the craft of voice acting!

                          Posted by:

                            Enjoy the ride Steph! I'm rooting for you.

                            Best always,
                            - Peter

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                              Congratulations...that's wonderful! You have been a huge resource for me, and the first place I refer others to for all things voiceover.

                              Much continued success,
                              ~Janice Downes

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                                SO delighted to hear you're doing this! Your writing is so clear and all the topics so relevant that it will be a book everyone can relate to, even the families/friends of v/over people. I would love to have you include lots of stuff about how it's a business and don't expect big results if they just run it like a hobby. I would recommend it to everyone!

                                Mirren

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                                  Great idea on the book. Glad you're taking to writing it!

                                  From my standpoint, when I showed up on the scene, I guess there were some things that were told to me specifically, or eluded to, and I think they should probably be catalogued.

                                  Starting out is a chore and the image that we have when getting into voice work is that it’s a tough nut to crack. And it is. And you shouldn’t be discouraged by the length of time that it may take to get going.

                                  When folks ask me how I got started (and I by no means have lit the voice world on fire, but I’m doing okay), I always seem to point them towards the following:

                                  - Getting the rough framework of a demo together
                                  - Using that to get an agent
                                  - Keeping yourself in shape to do the work
                                  - Not being discouraged by auditioning and not booking
                                  - Deciding for themselves whether to pursue union or non-union work. Both are okay for different reasons, but need to be selected for the right reasons

                                  It’s a fun time, but you need to be patient. For sure. Looking forward to the book!

                                  tva

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