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Writing for the Ear
Writing for the ear

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The Golden Rule of Writing for Radio

The golden rule of writing for radio is to write everything for the listener's ear. Unless the listener can understand the setting, the characters, the action, and the message of the drama simply by listening to it, the drama will not succeed in its mission. Adherence to this golden rule requires that the writer strive for clarity and simplicity in every aspect of the serial. Simplicity, however, should not be misunderstood. It is the illusion ...

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