Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hi all! We've got a writing challenge for March that's designed to stretch our dialogue-writing and story-telling skills. Write an audio (radio) script! The formatting is a little different, but don't sweat it -- the big difference is that, if you can't hear it, it doesn't work in the script. You can do a scene, a section, or the whole story -- pick any genre you wish! -- but plan to bring in five to ten pages to share. We'll do table-reads and fine-tune what we've written, honing out dialogue skills at the same time. See you there!

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  • Dave G.

    Darn it. Under the weather again. I look forward to next month. Cross my fingers.

    March 29, 2014

  • Jon W.

    So... who's got a radioplay ready for the meeting tomorrow? I hope we'll have a bunch of 'em to read!

    March 28, 2014

  • Edward Allan M.

    Hey Jon & Timm,

    I went into the more menu, and clicked on the files to try and open the audio file, and a message popped up saying that I didn't have permission to open it up! So I was unable to listen to it.

    Sincerely, MrNDVERSE:-0~

    March 6, 2014

    • Jon W.

      Sorry about that -- the interface is a little wonky. Anyhow, there was a problem with viewing the file, but I think it's been fixed. Try it again. If you can't download it, post again and I'll try it once more. --Jon

      March 6, 2014

    • Jester Timm G.

      Hi Ed, and for reference, it isn't an audio file, it's a PDF of the first two pages of my audio SCRIPT I've been writing (which I wrote over 3 more pages to it last night). I am liking where the story is going, and the knowledge of working in the Star Wars universe, one I know well, LOL. Can't wait to hear some of this acted out.

      March 7, 2014

  • Jester Timm G.

    Here is the opening scene and start of the second one of my work in progress for next month's meeting. I used Celtx free scriptwriting software to write this.

    It is similar to a screenplay, but with some differences. A couple of the main ones are the scene headings start in the middle of the page, after that comes "Production Notes" to kind of set the scene for the editor, similar to Action in a screenplay. Then the characters are to the far left with their dialogue and parentheticals indented underneath.

    The other major difference is the element SOUND. This can be one of the trickiest parts to writing an audio drama as deciding what sounds go where between lines of dialogue, and how much do you describe them. This is something we can go over at the next meeting to help clarify some of the intricacies and differences in and audio play and a screenplay.

    Can't wait to read these in a few weeks!
    https://www.facebook.com/download/702961859725525/Star%20Wars-%20Jedi%20Bounty%20AUDIO.pdf

    1 · March 2, 2014

    • Jon W.

      Timm, not knowing if the FaceBook link would work, I took the liberty of adding it here in the group under the "More" menu, then the "Files" option. Hopefully, everyone will grab it from one location or the other.

      1 · March 4, 2014

  • Larry B.

    I wasn't able to make the last meeting, so I don't know what this Script Frenzy is. I am very anxious to get with the group, and see what it's all about.

    March 1, 2014

  • Jester Timm G.

    I will also have another event to discuss. This meeting will be right before Script Frenzy starts. We discussed it briefly last meeting, but I'd like to talk about maybe setting up some write-ins (times we can get together and write on our personal projects with a lot of creative energy flowing around) through the month of April while Script Frenzy is going on.

    More things to discuss about Script Frenzy, see you all at the meeting!

    February 26, 2014

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