Drop your listener into the action

Make those vital opening minutes count, give the listener reason to stick with you “The moment of arrival. This is how you drop your listeners into the story. Don’t give them a warm bed with comfortable pillows and a hot water bottle. The background and sub-text of previous histories is better explored through revelation in dramatic […]

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Writing dialogue, episode lengths, & a UK Audio Drama event

Writing dialogue is one of the most important things you’ll do when creating audio drama. Without it your story wouldn’t even exist. So what makes for ‘good’ dialogue, and how do you go about writing it? Eli McIlveen, creator of Alba Salix, Royal Physician gives his thoughts and opinions. We also answer a question on episode lengths. How […]

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8 ways you can help others to succeed in audio drama, & keeping silent characters in the picture

We’ve come up with a list of ways you can help your fellow audio dramatists to succeed and grow, which aims to help the whole audio drama community move forward as one. After that, we have a great clip from Kessi Riliniki, creator of Those Who Sing, with some clever tips on keeping silent characters in […]

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Using perspective to tell your story

Remember the who, the what, the where, the when, and the why.  “The microphone, in addition to being the ears of the listener, is where all the action takes place. In stage theater it would be the spotlight; in films and television it would be the camera; but in audio theater it’s the all-hearing, all-seeing […]

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Is it a good idea to make fan fiction?

“To produce fan fiction, or not to produce fan fiction, that is the question” (Sylvester Stallone, Terminator 2, 1997) Well, this episode has been brewing for a while now. Voice actor and all round good guy Michael Hudson (Edict Zero, Aftermath, and much more) was around these parts recently and wanted to fight the cause of […]

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