Thursday, May 22, 2014

From Rough to Finished.

Hear me shed my mystique on this recording that reveals I'm far from a one-take-perfection kind of guy. Quite the opposite, in fact...


  1. Thank you for sharing this :) it helps us get a taste of what you go through with every episode!

    It's a small sample, but I know from my own experience that it's only a fraction of the whole.

    How do you review your work? Do you write, and try and record the performance
    at the same time? or, do you review it first?

    I've found that it's really useful to read aloud (into audacity) after writing;
    and clean-up the points where I stumble until it flows easily.

    I don't do audio fiction (yet) but I've found that the method works well for writing reports etc,
    and it seems that it wouldn't be a huge stretch to extend that to performance.

  2. I write it, then I read-through and edit it, re-drafting as I go. Then I do the same again. Usually on the 3rd go it starts to feel right and I record it. Anything that jars, I re-write. Finally I listen through, and anything that sounds wrong, I re-write. Each chapter is 30% creative writing, 70% re-writing.

    1. Indeed :) it takes a lot more time than people realise I'd bet

    2. “What is written without effort is, in general, read without pleasure.” Samuel Johnson.


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