Audio Fiction 101

Do you want to make a podcast, or just deepen your appreciation of the medium? This course dives into every aspect of creating great stories and solving narrative challenges in audio. 

Unit 1
Introduction
4 mins
The Science of Storytelling
3 mins
The Art of Control
5 mins
High Five!
8 mins
The Four Tools
7 mins
Re-Re-Re-Definition
4 mins
The Limits of Imagination
9 mins
Thou Shalt Be Clear
4 mins
Unit 2
Introduction - Let's Go Deeper
1 min
The Strengths of Audio Drama
8 mins
The Weaknesses of Audio Drama
5 mins
Where Do You Get Your Ideas?
4 mins
Designing Great Radio Characters
6 mins
Location, Location, Location
4 mins
Talk the Talk
6 mins
Writing for Sound Effects
4 mins
Radio GaGa
4 mins
Plot and Structure
10 mins
Narrative Rhyming
7 mins
Ten Point Structure
9 mins
Serialization
7 mins
Some Thoughts on World-Building
7 mins
World-Building In Audio
6 mins
Unit 3
Introduction - Pick Up Those Pencils
1 min
Getting Started
4 mins
The Fear of Public Shame
4 mins
Outlines Are Your Friend
4 mins
Outlines Are Your Frienemies?
3 mins
First Drafts Are Not As Scary As They Seem
6 mins
Revising and Improving
7 mins
It's Not Over Till It's Over
2 mins
What About Theme?
5 mins
Conclusion
2 mins
Appendix
Ten Books You Need to Read Right Now
4 mins
Ten Radio Dramas You Need to Listen To Right Now
9 mins
Writing Software and Formats
4 mins