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Fluffyogabunny Sat 07-Oct-17 18:25:47

Has anyone here written a play for radio? I'm doing a course at the moment and it's an option I'd like to try out but I'm unsure of where to start. I love listening to Radio 4 plays but usually just relax and I wish I'd paid more attention to their structure! Any tips on what kind of thing works? Thinking only a few characters and lots of dialogue is a start... Thanks

schmalex Sat 07-Oct-17 21:08:05

Mslexia had a very good mini writing guide on radio - it's an ebook and only costs a couple of £. I haven't properly attempted writing one yet though.

Fluffyogabunny Sat 07-Oct-17 23:23:41

Great thanks. I will look into that

GetAHaircutCarl Sun 08-Oct-17 09:34:19

I use the same methodical process for radio drama that I employ for telly.

I plot very vigorously ensuring that I hit my story beats at the right time. Then I start drafting. I try to lay off the dialogue until I have my structure nailed. When I haven't done that, the net result is always too flabby.

And I use Final Draft software just as I do for telly. I just tinker a bit.

Fluffyogabunny Sun 08-Oct-17 16:50:28

Thank you - that's really helpful.

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