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Talking Heads?

talkingheadsThere’s always been a concern that you shouldn’t write your audio drama with just “talking heads”. The concept suggesting that characters need to be active to be effective in an audio story.

I’m not sure that’s entirely true. While we love action, we can think of some really effective stories that don’t need a lot of change of settings or violence or even massive change ups of characters.

My Dinner with Andre is a good example as is Jerome Bixby’s The Man from Earth. or the classic 12 Angry Men by television pioneer and dramatist Reginald Rose which has been recently re-enacted by Narada Radio Theatre and Society member in good standing Pete Lutz.

As a writer make a good story. Whether its Sherlock Holmes in the study explaining the crime to Watson or Percy Atherton and the Maudelayne team breaking up ancient deities’ poke matches, the beginning and ending point is always good story and great characters.


About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at www.jackjward.com He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!

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