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ADWIT: The Audio Drama Writers' Independent Toolkit

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Want there to be more good audio drama? Lindsay and Sarah do. Each episode, they'll discuss an aspect of audio drama, examples from current audio drama podcasts, and writing exercises so writers can play along. Join Sarah Golding and Lindsay Harris Friel on a voyage of discovery on the seas of audio drama podcasts.

Want there to be more good audio drama? Lindsay and Sarah do. Each episode, they'll discuss an aspect of audio drama, examples from current audio drama podcasts, and writing exercises so writers can play along. Join Sarah Golding and Lindsay Harris Friel on a voyage of discovery on the seas of audio drama podcasts.

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United States

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Want there to be more good audio drama? Lindsay and Sarah do. Each episode, they'll discuss an aspect of audio drama, examples from current audio drama podcasts, and writing exercises so writers can play along. Join Sarah Golding and Lindsay Harris Friel on a voyage of discovery on the seas of audio drama podcasts.

Language:

English

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Episodes

Episode XII: Final Episodes

5/16/2021
What do writers and pilots have in common? Every time they go to work, they have to ask, "How do I land this thing now?" Join Sarah and Lindsay as they fly off in search of the tools to make the perfect ending or cliffhanger, and how to avoid crashing miserably. WARNING: Spoilers and/or promo for Terms, Steal The Stars, Hadron Gospel Hour, Wooden Overcoats and The Amelia Project, season 1, as well as the movie Brazil. Subscribe or Follow us, so you can be sure to hear all the...

Duration:00:42:31

Episode XI: Writing for Remote Recording

5/9/2021
Recording at a distance from your fellow audio drama artists is challenging. Lindsay and Sarah discuss some ways that writers can make scripts easier for voice actors and sound designers. Plus: what makes an ideal recording environment? How do telephones work on you? Why do you need a good sound bed? What is the secret of Pittsburgh's jukeboxes? What did Oscar Wilde think of baseball? Warning and/or Bonus: Spoilers or promo for Homecoming and The Tower Resources: MADIVA podcast episode...

Duration:00:48:22

Episode X: The Mystery Attribute

5/2/2021
What does audio drama do that other forms of art and media can't? How does it do it? What's the recipe for doing it? Join Sarah and Lindsay on a field trip as they try to find that mysterious element that makes audio drama meaningful and special. Warning and/or Bonus: Spoilers for Can You Help Me Find My Mom, The Truth podcast Resources: Phila Museum of Art’s Duchamp Galleries Marcel Duchamp Nude Descending A Staircase Fountain This is Your Brain On Podcasts (Freakonomics Radio, ep...

Duration:00:23:29

Episode IX: Audio Drama, Not Audio Trauma, or Getting Unstuck

4/25/2021
Feeling stuck? Sarah and Lindsay are your tow truck. In this episode we go for a walk in the rain and chit chat about the things creative people do to sabotage themselves. We'll also share some strategies you can use to get out of the mud, get inspired and get writing again. Warning and/or Bonus : Spoilers for Prodigal Son‘s Season 1, which is not an audio drama. Resources: Lynda Barry: Syllabus, Making Comics (affiliate links) Neil Gaiman on libraries & daydreaming for The...

Duration:00:42:38

Episode VIII: Adaptation

4/18/2021
How can a story told one way be told in a different way, without losing its impact? How can a non-audio-drama story make the most of audio drama's craft? Join Sarah and Lindsay as they sort out some tools to better understand some best practices in adaptation for audio drama. Warning and/or Spoilers: War of the Worlds, Jarnsaxa Rising, Resources: Albert's Beginner's Guide to Symphonic Metal The War of The Worlds by H. G. Wells at Gutenberg.org War of the Worlds by Mercury Radio Theater...

Duration:00:30:23

Episode VII: World Building and Premise

4/11/2021
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 LTD The 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...

Duration:00:31:55

Episode VI: Text and Subtext

4/4/2021
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...

Duration:00:19:57

Episode V: Dialogue

3/28/2021
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...

Duration:00:20:44

Episode V: Dialogue

3/28/2021
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. 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...

Duration:00:19:55

Episode IV: Character

3/26/2021
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 WritersWrite Each Zodiac Sign's Unique Zodiac Traits, Explained By An Astrologer, by Aliza Kelly Faragher for Allure Magazine GodChecker.com The Social Security...

Duration:00:38:44

Episode III: Plot, Part 2

3/14/2021
In this episode of The Audio Drama Writers' Independent Toolkit, Sarah Golding and Lindsay Harris Friel continue their discussion of plot, scheme, structure, etc., with writing exercises you can use to enhance your writing. They also get really excited about WandaVision, Joe Orton, Dan Harmon, and heist stories. Warning or Bonus! This episode includes spoilers for: Wooden Overcoats Season 3 Episode 7 Loot by Joe Orton Can You Help Me Find My Mom? from The Truth podcast Subscribe, so you...

Duration:00:25:11

Episode II: Plot, Part I

3/6/2021
What's the scheme? What's the plan? In Part 1 of Plot, Sarah and Lindsay discuss how to get your characters from point A to Zed, no matter what gets in their way. Warning or Bonus! Spoilers for The Truth's episode, Can You Help Me Find My Mom. Listen to that episode before you dive in here. Resources: OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg Machine - Official Video Pee Wee's Big Adventure, The Breakfast Machine Wallace & Gromit, Cracking Contraptions Compilation Subscribe, so you...

Duration:00:30:43

ADWIT- The Audio Drama Writers' Independent Toolkit Trailer

3/6/2021
Want there to be more good audio drama? Sarah Golding and Lindsay Harris Friel are here to help. Each episode, we'll be talking about different aspects of audio drama writing, explore examples of audio drama podcasts, and give you writing exercises so you can play along at home. Join Sarah and Lindsay on a voyage of audio drama discovery. Subscribe, so you can be sure to hear all future episodes. Visit our website, at ADWIT.org. Tell us what you think, on Twitter, at @ADWITpodcast. Or,...

Duration:00:01:38

Intro to ADWIT

3/6/2021
Who are Sarah Golding and Lindsay Harris Friel, and why are they trying to help you make more, better audio drama podcasts, with less stress? Click the play button and find out. Subscribe, so you can be sure to hear all future episodes. Visit our website, at ADWIT.org. Tell us what you think, on Twitter, at @ADWITpodcast. Or, write to us, at writersadwit@gmail.com. Avanti! Submit your short audio drama script to the Dashingly Quirky Script Competition. Deadline: 20 March 2021. Want...

Duration:00:20:04