To your left of this blog entry you'll see the new page I added, called Podcast Show Script. I added The Art Show script (#14), which was eventually called Robbed by Numbers in the podcast. It is close to verbatim to the show that aired (except where the actors took welcomed liberties from the written word). SO if you have a the page opened parents beware the bad words are bleeped in the show but written out in the script.
I chose to use this particular script because was a challenging show to edit. If you read through it you will see in Act 2 Scene 4, Lorna returns to the art class and except for one line she doesn't speak. But the challenge was to "show" Lorna's presence without having her speak. If you listen to the show, you'll hear how this was done. Using this sound effect I was able not only to "show" Lorna but I could also give her "reactions" to what was being said to her.
In the coming weeks I'm going to be writing that show into a short story, which I will add as another page on the blog. I chose this script again, this time because of the varied characters involved and because it falls almost perfectly into the definition of the "cozy" genre. I don't think it is the funniest script by far or the easiest to "translate" over into a short story, but it can give a lot of examples for the script to page.
As a matter of fact, I don't completely remember writing the show in the first place. But I do remember it was getting close to Christmas time and I was very much looking forward to a break in the production. I can only imagine that I was having a little burn out in the script writing and probably thought, "I have an idea. I just won't have the main character talk at all!" Then in the editing I probably sat there at 3 am wondering what the heck I was thinking in the first place, not having the main character speak! Now what do I do?
Funny, how things turn out.