With Dan Black of A Writer’s Life
When you begin your journey as an Audio Drama creator, there’s a lot to learn. Whether your main interest lies in production, writing, or both, you’ll pick up huge amounts of information each day as you start to put the pieces together and learn the trade.
During that period, the feeling of self-improvement and development is almost constant. Just as you start to allow yourself the thought of “Hey, I’m actually getting good at this” you suddenly hit a massive brick wall.
Okay, you’re good at what you do. But look at the people who are actually brilliant at it. You realise there’s still so much to learn before you can reach this level yourself.
It’s dealing with this big hurdle, or plateau, that forms the basis of our chat with Dan Black, host of the excellent A Writer’s Life podcast.
Dan’s show is very different to the others in his field, and certainly one of the most entertaining and informative podcasts we’ve ever heard. If your comfort zone leads to stagnation and complacency then he’s going to keep you right out of it. He’s like a sparring partner, knocking you around the ring, toughening you up for these next big challenges.
With a bit of work, anyone can get good at something, but don’t just try to get good at making Audio Drama. Seek excellence.
Elsewhere, we’d be hugely grateful if you could take a minute to nominate us for a UK Podcast Award – you don’t have to be from the UK, or based in the UK to do so. Every nomination counts towards getting us to the finals, and we really do appreciate the gesture!