Episode 7: World Building and Premise

Where do you want to go today? Sarah wants to play with world building tools, but Lindsay thinks they are nothing without a strong premise. Listen now at Buzzsprout, or wherever you find your podcasts.

Warning and/or Bonus: contains spoilers and/or promotion for Blood Culture, The Ventriloquist’s Dummy, and the entire Lord of the Rings series. 

Episode VII: World Building and Premise ADWIT: The Audio Drama Writers' Independent Toolkit

Where do you want to go today? Sarah wants to play with world building tools, but Lindsay thinks they are nothing without a strong premise. Warning and/or Bonus: contains spoilers and/or promotion for Blood Culture, The Ventriloquist's Dummy, and the entire Lord of the Rings series. Resources: The Meta Corporation LTDThe Art of Dramatic Writing, by Lajos Egri (affiliate link)Subscribe or Follow us, so you can be sure to hear all future episodes.Tell us what you think, on Twitter, at @ADWITpodcast.Like what you heard? Write a review at Podchaser or Apple Podcasts.Or, write to us, at writersadwit@gmail.com. 

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The Meta Corporation LTD

The Art of Dramatic Writing, by Lajos Egri (affiliate link)

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Episode 6: Text and Subtext

Background: A man wearing a cowboy hat and holding a rifle, stands on an iceberg, with a sailing vessel stuck in the ice in the background. Watercolor by R. W. Porter, 1901, from the Baldwin-Ziegler Polar Expedition. U.S. National Archives.

What are you saying, and what are you really saying? How your audio drama writing says what it says says a lot. This episode, Sarah and Lindsay talk about text and subtext, and some ways to play with it. Also, they’ll survive a big cat attack, explore bad urban planning, and teach you the platform exercise.  Join us for another episode of The Audio Drama Writers’ Tool Kit.

What are you saying, and what are you really saying? How your audio drama says what it says says a lot. This episode, Sarah and Lindsay talk about text and subtext, and some ways to play with it. Also, they'll survive a big cat attack, explore bad urban planning, and teach you the platform exercise. CONTENT WARNING: Lindsay says one expletive, in reference to casinos. WARNING and/or BONUS: Contains spoilers for Tin Can Audio's Dungeon Economic Model. Subscribe or Follow us, so you can be sure to hear all future episodes.Tell us what you think, on Twitter, at @ADWITpodcast.Like what you heard? Write a review at Podchaser or Apple Podcasts.Or, write to us, at writersadwit@gmail.com. 

CONTENT WARNING: Lindsay says one expletive, in reference to casinos. 

WARNING and/or BONUS: Contains spoilers for Tin Can Audio’s Dungeon Economic Model


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Episode 5: Dialogue

What makes dialogue unique and compelling?  In this episode, Lindsay and Sarah discuss all the ums, uhs, and tics of dialogue. Learn about arriving late and leaving early, the power of eavesdropping, and the magic of minimalism. Make your audio drama dialogue memorable.

Two women talking about politics, one of them smoking a pipe. Lithograph by A. Lorentz. https://catalogue.wellcomelibrary.org/record=b1161483
What makes dialogue unique and compelling?  In this episode, Lindsay and Sarah discuss all the ums, uhs, and tics of dialogue. Learn about arriving late and leaving early, the power of eavesdropping, and the magic of minimalism. Make your audio drama dialogue memorable.Warning and/or Bonus: Spoilers for Episode 1 of Tin Can Audio’s The Tower.  Listen to it now wherever you get your podcasts. Resources: The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard (Bookshop, affiliate link)Subscribe or Follow, so you can be sure to hear all future episodes.Tell us what you think, on Twitter, at @ADWITpodcast.Like what you heard? Write a review at Podchaser or Apple Podcasts.Or, write to us, at writersadwit@gmail.com. Avanti!

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Warning and/or Bonus: Spoilers for Episode 1 of Tin Can Audio’s The Tower.  Listen to it now wherever you get your podcasts. 

Absolute Bonus: New, Improved audio, courtesy of Vincent Friel!

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The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard (Bookshop, affiliate link)

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Episode 4: Character

Detail, The Sorceress by Jan van held The Younger, 1626. A witch cooks up a recipe at her cauldron, surrounded by a motley crew.

Is your audio drama chock full of characters who sound alike? Does your audience have trouble following the plot because they can’t tell who’s who? Sarah and Lindsay have some recipes to help you cook up characters so your audio drama podcast can have a multifarious ensemble. 

Detail, The Sorceress by Jan van held The Younger, 1626. A witch cooks up a recipe at her cauldron, surrounded by a motley crew.

Listen to ADWIT Episode 4 now at Buzzsprout. Or, listen via one of many podcast apps.

Is your audio drama chock full of characters who sound alike? Does your audience have trouble following the plot because they can't tell who's who? Sarah and Lindsay have some recipes to help you cook up characters so your audio drama podcast can have a multifarious ensemble. Resources:  How To Create A Character Profile from WritersWriteEach Zodiac Sign's Unique Zodiac Traits, Explained By An Astrologer, by Aliza Kelly Faragher for Allure MagazineGodChecker.comThe Social Security Administration's  list of popular names by decade and stateWriting The Other: Learn to write characters very different from you sensitively and convincinglySubscribe, so you can be sure to hear all future episodes.Tell us what you think, on Twitter, at @ADWITpodcast.Like what you heard? Write a review at Podchaser or Apple Podcasts.Or, write to us, at writersadwit@gmail.com. 

Resources:  
Everything Is Alive podcast
How To Create A Character Profile from WritersWrite
Each Zodiac Sign’s Unique Zodiac Traits, Explained By An Astrologer, by Aliza Kelly Faragher for Allure Magazine
GodChecker.com
The Social Security Administration’s  list of popular names by decade and state
Writing The Other: Learn to write characters very different from you sensitively and convincingly

Recommended sensitivity reader: GP Mackenzie, @snarkylicious

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