Making an Indie Radio Comedy Series Part #1

Episode 3 of Space Saga (In Space) is out now for FREE on YouTube, SoundCloud and coming soon to iTunes!

How did Space Saga come about?

It used to be called ‘Space Saga Lol Wow’ and starred all my Uni friends.

I liked writing comedy-adventures with my friends in as a ‘detox’ from whatever my ‘main’ writing project was. So I was steadily practising comedy without realising it…

My partner Gem told me often that these were her favourite pieces of mine. Then one day, my Dad of all people found a chapter of Space Saga and actually laughed.

I hadn’t even considered focusing on comedy until then.

Was it always a Radio Play?

Norman and his Holoccordion

Norman and his Holoccordion by Gem

In all its drafts, Space Saga was a novel. I even wrote 50,000 words of it for National Novel Writing Month.

But I had just spent a year trying and failing to get a children’s book published. I didn’t have the skill-set or budget to publish it or make it into an app on my own. I wanted whatever I wrote next to be something I could make from start to finish.

I already had an incredible artist in my partner Gem to bring any characters to life. It would have been a waste not to try to make SOMETHING.

And I had experience with audio… Continue reading