Week 9: Adding value to your stories

There are plenty of options for making your story stand out. Picture: otherthings/CC/flickr

By MARK GATELY

All the bells and whistles

Finding a great story and writing it beautifully isn’t enough these days – for your readers or the people who employ you.

It’s more important than ever to both get someone’s attention and keep them engaged.

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Week 4: Podcasts & audio stories

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Australians are among the world’s most enthusiastic makers, streamers, and downloaders of audio content, according to this feature in the SMH.

The best audio stories are scripted, and if they contain an interview the questions are researched and written out beforehand.

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Week 3: Formatting a script

young women with mics making an audio story or podcast
Photo: Kate Oseen on Unsplash

BY CAZ ADAMS

Recap Week #2

Last week you wrote a short audio story about Sydney using 3 Act Structure.

It was then time to use 3 Act Structure to write up your idea for an Audio story/podcast.

Soon you’ll be recording your story/podcast, so it’s time to format it in an easy-to-read and clear manner.

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Week 2: Writing and formatting an audio story or podcast

three kittens in a basket
Three little kittens: L-R Setup, Conflict, and Resolution. Photo: pxfuel.com/CC

BY CAZ ADAMS

Recap Week #1

Last week you completed a simple task to find an idea that might be suitable for your Audio Story or Podcast. You then made a list of different things relating to that idea.

So now it’s time to start writing up your story. 

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