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Stories Told through Sound

The Craft of Writing Audio Dramas for Podcasts, Streaming, and Radio

Barry M. Putt

About this book

With thousands of 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!

About this author

Barry M. Putt, Jr. has scripted over fifty audio dramas for companies such as Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre, and more. He has appeared on programs across the country discussing the craft of writing and moderated panel discussions on audio drama at the national Dramatists Guild conference. Barry holds a degree in dramatic writing from NYU where he leads a script development group. His other books include Alice: Life Behind the Counter in Mel’s Greasy Spoon (A Guide to the Feature Film, the TV Series, and More) and The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew on Film, TV, and Stage.