FOR THE HELL OF IT   VOL 9 NO 5 July 23, 2017 By Johnny Heller ON MAKING CHANGES So, APAC is over and you are still fired up to take your audiobook narration career to the next level! Wonderful. But have you actually changed anything you are doing? “Before APAC, I didn’t know how to […]

FOR THE HELL OF IT VOL 9 NO 4 May 2, 2017 ON APAC WEEK 2017, TIPS AND MORE! My good friend Tom Dheere has written a nice piece on the events of APAC week May 30-June 2, 2017.  He mentions me quite a few times so I will return the favor: Tom Dheere, Tom […]

ON APAC WEEK 2017 FEB. 2, 2017 By Johnny Heller Once again I have been asked to provide some background for those of you coming – or considering coming – to New York City for APAC Week. And it is a week. Last year, APAC was in Chicago, my home town, and I convinced many […]

FOR THE HELL OF IT VOL. 8 NO. 3 SEPT. 20, 2016 THE DANGEROUS BUSINESS OF AUDIOBOOK NARRATION By Johnny Heller Kafer. Kafer Brick. That would be my name if I was just starting out in the business today.  (I might still use it if anyone ever wants me to do a dirty book where […]

FOR THE HELL OF IT VOL. 8 NO. 3 August 23, 2016 ON REVIEWS By Johnny Heller The audiobook narrator sits in his or her solitary confinement, bent over an IPad and trying to say “fecund” without giggling and then wondering what “fecund” actually means and then deciding that it doesn’t really matter what it […]

APAC, WORKSHOPS, PARTIES AND HOT DOGS! BY JOHNNY HELLER CHICAGO, IL MAY 2016…. First, I apologize for not having written in quite some time. I’ve been busy – sure – but who hasn’t?  If I’m going to write a blog then I need to write a blog! No more dilly-dallying. Well that’s enough for today… […]

AWARDS/ACCOLADES AND WHATNOT By Johnny Heller There are lots and lots of awards out there that the serious award hunter can aim for. In time and with dedication, one could easily have a house full of awards that could be used to brag to friends or to hold open doors or to keep papers from […]

So you want to be/are/have asserted that you are — an actor. Something you’ve always wanted to be. A life-long dream. Yet you wonder about the value of classes. Should you take them? What sort? You’re already pretty damn good – I mean, how much better can you be? I’m going to go out on […]

FOR THE HELL OF IT VOL. 7 NO. 4 by Johnny Heller ON REVIEWS AND SUCH…. It’s always nice to get a wonderful review in Audiofile Magazine or Publishers Weekly. It feels good. Good reviews tend to validate your choice to become an actor who does audiobooks. It says: “I am being recognized and my […]

ON TIME Here’s the newest For the Hell of It. It’s on Time Management. And I wanted to have it done last week. So my time management piece is late.  Great.  I ran out of time. We always hear that – “I ran out of time”. No you didn’t.  You didn’t manage time very well […]