Today is the final day of our challenge!

You have come so far in the last four days. Now it’s time to record and submit your first audition.

I’m going to walk you through this, step-by-step in today’s challenge training video, so make sure to watch that before you start recording.

DAY 5 Assignment

Step 1: Watch the Day 5 video

Step 2: Check to make sure that the books that you choose yesterday are still available (if you used the Book Research Worksheet you can just click the link that you saved in the worksheet.)

Step 3: Review any audition notes left by the author.

Step 4: Review the audition script.

Step 5: Record and edit your audition in Audacity.

Step 6: Upload and submit your audition through ACX.

Step 7: Celebrate and post your victory in the comments below!


Important notes/highlights from today's video:

  • Make sure your microphone is plugged in and selected as your “audio input” in Audacity before you start recording.
  • If you make a mistake, don’t stop the recording. Just pause, take a breath, and re-read the sentence.
  • Edit out your mistakes.
  • Save your file as an MP3 (if you don’t have the free LAME MP3 plugin installed in Audacity, you can click here to download it - you’ll need this to be able to save your file as an MP3.)
  • Upload your audition to ACX and leave a friendly note to the author.