Stories Told Through Sound: The Craft of Writing Audio Dramas for Podcasts, Streaming, and Radio (Paperback)
With over 4,000 outlets worldwide and growing, audio drama is the new frontier in storytelling. From family dramas tales to epic space battles and period pieces to large-cast musicals, it is a medium without limits, because the audience creates the visual world in their mind. In Stories Told through Sound, audio-dramatist Barry M. Putt, Jr. lays out the essentials of the form in an engaging, easy-to-understand manner. He offers dozens of tactics and strategies: the top reasons audiences don't connect with a character and how to avoid them, ways to create exciting plot twists, career pitfalls to watch out for, and how to draft a dynamic marketing plan that will keep your work in the forefront of any industry professional's mind. It includes tips from a number of top-tier professionals to help give a deeper understanding of how to find success in a new and exciting creative industry. Dust off that story idea you've been wanting to develop and learn how to craft an engaging script that can become a fully realized production. In audio drama, everything is possible.
Barry M. Putt, Jr. is an audio-drama writer who has adapted over forty classic and modern stories for radio theater projects and has written original audio-drama plays that have been produced by Pendant Audio Productions, Petaluma Radio Players, and more. His other books include Alice: The TV Series--Life Behind the Counter in Mel's Greasy Spoon and The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew on Film, TV, and Stage.