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NADSWRIM

NADSWRIMNATIONAL AUDIO DRAMA SCRIPT WRITING MONTH

It’s 2019 AND TIME FOR NADSWRIM!!!

How much of your story did you get through last year? Frustrated because you haven’t finished your audio drama opus?

THIS YEAR YOU CAN GET IT DONE!

February is the darkest month. The coldest month. And the shortest, though it can feel like the longest.
SO LET’S MAKE IT THE MOST CREATIVE!

National Audio Drama Script Writing Month challenges you to complete an ambitious Audio Drama Script Project!

Pick your challenge!

featureFEATURE CHALLENGE- a two-hour long audio “movie” or special. 

 

 

 

quarterQUARTER CHALLENGE- a 10 part audio series with each episode from 10-15 minutes in length.

 

 

 

halfHALF CHALLENGE- a 10 part audio series with each episode from 25-30 minutes in length.

 

 

 

fullFULL CHALLENGE- a 10 part audio series with each episode from 55-60 minutes in length.

The Rules!

1. Take the Challenge.
2. Write your Challenge
3. Send your completed challenge as a single txt file to the Sonic Society email at gmail DOT com and we’ll send you your handy-dandy reward certificate so you can print it out and hang it on the wall!

IT’S THAT SIMPLE. LET’S GET WRITING!

“I highly recommend Jack’s contest as the show I’m currently producing at BrokenSea had the majority of it’s first draft written during the earlier contest that Jack promoted a couple years ago.

That initial ‘push’ of the contest really helped me get a lot of writing done and forced me to go really deep into my story in a way that I might not have done without the ‘deadline’ the contest provided.”
                                                                                                                                      -Lothar Tuppan (2013)

“I took Jack’s challenge for NADSWRIM last year and wrote a western serial in the Quarter-challenge. I didn’t finish it last year (only 8 episodes of a planned 10), but if I hadn’t done even that much, the story would still be unwritten. The last two episodes are outlined and the entire serial will be produced next year (2016-17) for Pulp-Pourri Theatre. Thanks to Jack, and I encourage all writers to give this a try.”                                     -Pete Lutz (2016)

16 Responses to “NADSWRIM”

  1. Pete Lutz says:

    I took Jack’s challenge for NADSWRIM last year and wrote a western serial in the Quarter-challenge. I didn’t finish it last year (only 8 episodes of a planned 10), but if I hadn’t done even that much, the story would still be unwritten. The last two episodes are outlined and the entire serial will be produced next year (2016-17) for Pulp-Pourri Theatre. Thanks to Jack, and I encourage all writers to give this a try.

  2. Jerry Begly says:

    Hi Sonic,
    We have several modern radio dramas you might want to hear. Eclectic, funny, surprising.
    ‘Just wanted to put Comedy Parenting Radio podcast on your radar. Only 15 minutes long. Professional quality. Funny in the first 30 seconds. Of note are the radio theater episodes like
    https://www.spreaker.com/user/jerrybegly/comedy-diamond-heist
    https://www.spreaker.com/user/jerrybegly/cat-food-seige-radio-theater
    and several more!
    If you or your fans need a quick pick-me-up, please give Comedy Parenting Radio a try!
    Cheers,
    Jerry Begly
    Podcaster
    http://www.ComedyParenting.com
    http://www.spreaker.com/user/jerrybegly

  3. Jack says:

    Thanks so much Jerry!
    Please send us mp3 downloadable links to sonicsociety AT gmail DOT com!

  4. cdthomas says:

    First, doesn’t submitting the work as a txt file ruin the formatting?

    Next, if we send our work to you, does that mean you own it? Are we submitting to for publication?

  5. Jack says:

    1. Formatting doesn’t matter we just want to have proof you’ve completed.
    2. Absolutely not! Totally yours… We just wanted proof to give you the certificate. NADSWRIM is to help get people writing, not an opportunity for us to use your work. It’s YOURS! You earned it!

  6. Nyssa Mackinnon says:

    Hello.

    I am interested in doing this next year but I really have little idea what needs to be done.

    Well I mean I know I have to write at least one script but how many words it is?

    Or pages

    Or a guide to help build the 496th script every written in this challenge.

    Thank you.

  7. Jack says:

    That would be awesome! Generally scripts are counted by page totals more than word counts. And we set up NADSWRIM specifically so that people could have flexibility based on the project instead of a specific word count. Looking forward to your work!!!

  8. Nyssa Mackinnon says:

    But

    I mean I could do a 900 minute walk through the woods on a cold winters day and Sue says woah as everything go silent but how many words are their a page or minute?

    I’m sorry I’m really new to this.

  9. Jack says:

    Usually a page a minute operates the standard. I find for me with Celtx the average is 46 seconds a page 🙂

  10. Nyssa Mackinnon says:

    Thank you again jack for all your answers. I have another odd question. The full challenge is 550-600 mins or roughly the same amount of pages. What if you wanted to do 24 episodes of 15 minutes each?

    You might tell me that it would be insanity but I’m just curious how rigid the format is.

    Thank you.

  11. Jack says:

    That’s like a double “Quarter Challenge”. I love it! Go for it!
    The format is always there to give people a framework to work from, not to hem you in. I know people who do the DOUBLE NANOWRIMO which is 100,000 words a month, instead of the 50,000.

  12. Nyssa Mackinnon says:

    I meant to say 40. Because 4 x 10 is not 24.
    Ok. Shoot for the 600 pages because if I fall short?

  13. Nyssa Mackinnon says:

    So as I stand on the start today, if I add credits at the end of the episode does that count to the overall length of the episodes? Or is it 10 hours plus credits?

  14. Jack Ward says:

    It should be ten hours PLUS credits as the credits technically aren’t part of the script itself.. .but I won’t fault you for it!

  15. Nyssa Mackinnon says:

    Mr Ward,

    Do you still do tune ups, I remember you mentioned that you did one year. I too stubborn to listen to the sonic society out of order.

    I know that my cues are insane but if you looked at what I have and say. Ok you write this much but at that pace you will probably need this much more for ten hours.

    Thank you fir reading this and poking me yo start.

  16. Jack says:

    Happy to keep prodding you along the way 🙂 I don’t remember tune-ups! You’ll have to remind me!
    KEEP GOING!

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