Tips and Suggestions for Writing Audio Drama for Kids

WRITING FOR KIDS This is a long post, so here’s the tldr (Too Long so Didn’t Read) version; Writing for kids is the same as writing for adults (requiring the same skills, plot structures, and character depth etc.) and only…

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The Alchemist – Episode 5 – Curse’s End

Below we present the complete text of “Curse’s End”, episode 5 (and the final) of our new Two Fisted Cosmic Horror serial; The Alchemist. This is a brand new (unpublished) series (featuring Antoine Duvalier and Brigitte LeGrande). If you would…

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Tips and Suggestions for Writing Romance in Audio Drama

TECHNIQUES AND STRUCTURES FOR WRITING ROMANCE A TEMPLATE FOR ROMANCE? More from the side project this week… but first, an admission. There are numerous kinds of scenes that I struggle with. I find romance hard to write. I find action…

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The Alchemist – Episode 4 – Cat and Mouse

Below we present the complete text of “Cat and Mouse”, episode 4 of our new Two Fisted Cosmic Horror serial; The Alchemist. This is a brand new (unpublished) series (featuring Antoine Duvalier and Brigitte LeGrande). If you would like to…

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Suggestions for Writing Suspense in Audio Drama

TECHNIQUES FOR BUILDING SUSPENSE I’ve mentioned before that I have a side project where I write short pieces (scenes and stories) to explore different script writing techniques. I thought that this week I’d share an example in which I explored…

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The Alchemist – Episode 3 – Hell’s Chateau

Below we present the complete text of “Hell’s Chateau”, episode 3 of our new Two Fisted Cosmic Horror serial; The Alchemist. This is a brand new (unpublished) series (featuring Antoine Duvalier and Brigitte LeGrande). If you would like to see…

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A Generic Model for Writing Scary Stories in Audio Drama

A MODEL FOR WRITING SCARY STORIES Quick disclaimer: A model is an abstraction. It’s an artificial way of simplifying and organising ideas so that they can be applied in some practical way. Models are useful so long as we understand…

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The Alchemist – Episode 2 – A Secret from the Past

Below we present the complete text of “A Secret from the Past”, episode 2 of our new Two Fisted Cosmic Horror serial; The Alchemist. This is a brand new (unpublished) series (featuring Antoine Duvalier and Brigitte LeGrande). If you would…

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Tips, Thoughts, and Wild Speculation about Writing Comedy for Audio Drama

IT IS TO LAUGH… I’ve been doing some thinking about writing comedy for audio drama; both its attractions and its dangers. I like to use humour throughout my plays (though none of them are, strictly speaking, comedies). I do this,…

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The Alchemist – Episode 1 – The Family Curse

Below we present the complete text of “The Family Curse”, episode 1 of our new Two Fisted Cosmic Horror serial; The Alchemist. This is a brand new (unpublished) series (featuring Antoine Duvalier and Brigitte LeGrande). If you would like to…

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A Template for Creating Noir Stories in Audio Drama

TALKING GENRE: IT’S NOIR BABY! A friend of mine and I were talking recently about creating Noir stories. This is a summary of my understanding of how those old thrillers and detective tales are constructed. Noir isn’t necessarily reliant on…

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MacBeth Amongst the Stars – Episode 5 – The Sky is Falling

Below we present the complete text of “The Sky is Falling”, episode 5 (and final) of our new Science Fiction adaptation of Macbeth Amongst the Stars. This is a brand new (unpublished) series (featuring the familiar Shakespearian characters against a…

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