How to Increase Engagement in Audio Drama by Writing Less

How to Increase Engagement in Audio Drama by Writing Less CONTINUITY, PSYCHOLOGY, AND THE AUDIO WRITER The brain is an amazing thing, and it is easy to immerse our brains in a story. Try this little thought experiment. Here is…

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The Basics of Foreshadowing

Foreshadowing Four Basic Foreshadowing Techniques There are several ways we can foreshadow plot points. Here are four simple techniques that range from the implied through to the explicit. Firstly, we can use suggest future events through hints, symbols and omens.…

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Singularity – Episode 5 – Mutiny Pre-empted

Below we present the complete text of “Mutiny Pre-empted”, episode 5 of our new Space Opera; Singularity. This is a brand new (unpublished) series (featuring Sarah Tanner and Jeff Chase). If you would like to see these new stories advance from…

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How to Apply Immediacy to Improve Audio Scripts

Immediacy SO, THIS GUY WALKS INTO A BAR… Have you ever wondered why comedians choose the active voice for their routines? Or why someone telling a story at a party is so enthralling when they use the present tense? Have…

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Singularity – Episode 4 – Limping into Oblivion

Below we present the complete text of “Limping into Oblivion”, episode 4 of our new Space Opera; Singularity. This is a brand new (unpublished) series (featuring Sarah Tanner and Jeff Chase). If you would like to see these new stories advance…

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How to Make the Most of Three Act Structure in Audio Script Writing

THE THREE ACT PLOT Today I’m being a bit controversial. Lots of people really hate three act structure (like the guy who wrote this, for instance… https://filmcrithulk.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/hulk-presents-the-myth-of-3-act-structure/). Some even go so far as to say it doesn’t exist (because all…

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Singularity – Episode 3 – Vega Station Is no More

Below we present the complete text of “Vega Station is no More”, episode 3 of our new Space Opera; Singularity. This is a brand new (unpublished) series (featuring Sarah Tanner and Jeff Chase). If you would like to see these new…

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Tips for Keeping Your Audio Drama From Being Forgotten – Memory and Audience Focus

This article was prompted by an excellent blog post by Jack Ward, on how an audio drama can lose an audience. I’ve expanded on those thoughts here to help us look at the slightly different topic of why some audio…

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How to use the Scene and Sequel Structure to Improve your Audio Drama Script

Scene and Sequel Structure (the structure of scenes) The Scene and Sequel structure is a useful writing structure from the world of narrative fiction. While just one tool among many, this structure is used to add and heighten dramatic interest…

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How to Stay Creative While Ageing – An Audio-Dramatist’s View

The problem of Ageing You know how a random thought occasionally strikes you, and then grows over a few weeks until you find yourself giving it quite a bit of attention? Well, that’s happened to me just recently on the…

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Singularity – Episode 2 – A Hidden Enemy

Below we present the complete text of “A Hidden Enemy”, episode 2 of our new Space Opera; Singularity. This is a brand new (unpublished) series (featuring Sarah Tanner and Jeff Chase). If you would like to see these new stories advance…

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Increase Immersion with Four Narrative Techniques (and a Fifth Tip that Matters Just for Audio Drama)

Four Narrative Techniques that Increase Immersion (and a Fifth Tip that Matters Just for Audio Drama) Are you looking for some suggestions on how to increase the immersion created by the stories you tell?  Some simple ways to bring your…

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