Radio Soap Writing Group

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My last post about Collaborative Writing was over 14 weeks ago, and I’m happy to report that I’m still part of the writing team for a new radio continuing drama series for a Manchester community radio station.

We started out five months ago as a team of fourteen writers, of all writing ability and over the weeks have now dwindled down to a regular writing team of six.

We have a full cast of characters with their back stories, storylines, real life actors have now been cast to start recording the series in two weeks time and we the writers are all frantically scribbling at an amazing speed to ensure that the scripts are ahead of each recording.

There is finally a name for the radio soap too although not sure if that is being officially launched in the upcoming weeks. Maybe not the best of ideas to publicise it on here in case there is going to be a big PR campaign planned for it in a few weeks time.

It’s great to be part of a writing team. I experienced it as part of my Masters degree in Scriptwriting for the Radio Drama module, but nothing is better than experiencing it in real life.

The best thing about the weekly writers meeting is that we all have our own ideas about how a character should react to a situation etc. However, the collaborative process means that we get to bounce ideas off each other and just having those discussions (sometimes heated) means that what could start off as a good idea can be bounced around and with a few heads getting together can come out as a great idea.

It’s certainly made me think about my future writing and the possibility of trying to find a writing partner to collaborate with.

I’m going to London Screenwriters Festival later in the month so maybe I should be on the look out for a collaborator.

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One thought on “Radio Soap Writing Group

    Heather Walker (@Heather91404743) said:
    October 9, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Wow, sounds great. I’ve been writing a soap which I want to publish online – but not sure how it would work on a blog and in fact if it’s any good! I’ve written about four episodes and showed the first to a friend. She quite liked it but suggested I publish the 1st episode on my blog for feedback. With so many characters I wonder how it would work and there are so many other issues I need to consider…..even down to would anyone bother to read it! Not sure quite where I am going with it right now.

    I look forward to hearing how your soap progresses. Exciting times! Good luck.

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