Writing For Radio shows readers how to write scripts for radio - radio news, radio documentaries, radio drama, and much more.
Writing For Radio emphasises working for community radio, because there are so many more opportunities in this field for creativity than other streams of radio. It’s good experience. Community radio really is for everyone. The skills learned in community radio are readily adapted to mainstream radio.
Writing For Radio looks at writing styles that are suitable for radio. It considers the choice of words, the audience, writing your script, and script length.
Writing For Radio looks at writing news that’s appropriate to your particular audience. It also considers aspects of news such as timing and depth, the length of each news segment, facts and distortions, and presenting your news bulletin at the most appropriate times.
A radio documentary is more than a mere presentation of the facts. A documentary should be an in- depth examination and consideration of an issue from a number of angles, including interviews with, and debates between, people with opposing views on a central issue. So, what would be a typical issue worth making a documentary about? Find out, when you develop a radio documentary.
Radio drama enjoyed popularity until the 1950s and 1960s when television took over as the preferred entertainment medium. The good news is that radio dramas are making a come-back. Writing For Radio shows how to write a script for an interesting radio drama. Learn all about writing radio drama, creating tension, developing dramatic conflict, and creating the setting using only dialogue and sound effects. Create characters and put them into the setting of your choice. Make them talk, behave or misbehave, and put them into conflict with the other characters you have created. It’s lots of fun!
Writing For Radio will be suitable for anyone wanting to learn how to write for radio.
Writing For Radio contains 100 pages.