Writing for Audio: 7 Tips
The simple sandbox. I played in one. I’ll bet you did, too! Remember those days? Bring your Writing Team and come with me for a few minutes to be reminded of what makes meaningful writing for audio, in my Sandbox Approach to Jumpstarting Writing for Audio! Yes, you can!
“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” – Robert Frost
- The sandbox is a defined space, but a creative blank. Accept the limits and go for the sandy opportunity to communicate.
- Remind yourself that we want God to speak through our writing to a listener, with a focus on what she needs to hear. Pray for God to use you.
- Sit to just write/create: imperfectly, unfinished, inexact. 140 words is about 60 seconds, but don’t worry about that as you begin.
- Include a premise on your topic. What one topic is interesting to your listener?
- Add an “a-ha”, “I-never-thought-aboutit-that-waylesson. It may be obvious to you, but may be new to others.
- Read your writing aloud. Does it sound natural? Use words that you usually speak?
- Now, edit. Make it concise and go!
- Need more help? Call on Finney Media if you don’t have time or energy. We love It when we can join your sandbox crew!