So You Want to Write Radio Drama?

So You Want to Write Radio Drama? $19.99

Clare Grove & Stephen Wyatt

Published by Nick Hern Books

A practical guide to writing radio drama and getting it produced, by a leading radio dramatist and an experienced radio drama producer who have both created award-winning dramas for the BBC

Radio drama offers writers a remarkable degree of creative freedom, a unique relationship with an audience listening at home or on the move, and a wealth of opportunities to earn a living

But writing for radio is also a very particular craft, with its own distinctive conventions, techniques and pitfalls

You need to know how the industry works to stand the best chance of getting your play commissioned

This book, written from the dual perspective of a writer and a radio drama producer, tells you all you need to know about ...

What works well on radio, and what doesn't

How to hook listeners from the start, and how to keep them listening

How to format your script

How to research and contact the right producer for your play

What to expect after you've received a commission

What happens when you're in the recording studio

Full of practical advice, tips and invaluable inside information about the industry, it also includes extracts from many outstanding radio dramas and a series of writing exercises to help put ideas into practice

This is an essential guide for anybody who wants to write a radio play, whether you're a first-time writer or one currently working in a different medium

It will also be of help to those already involved in making radio drama, or who simply want an insight into how it is written and made

And you can read an Extract now by clicking here

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