Last night I put the final polish to the audio script for Sisters, something which I’d been meaning to do for the last week. Originally this was a short story of mine which I’d thought of as being akin to Intrepid fanfic, written while Heavy Lies the Crown was yet to be released and not really ‘official’. So it was nice to see elements from it being incorporated into the proper background. That made it the real thing for me.
Micheal Hudson thought it would make a good audio drama and made an attempt to convert it, before realising that it might not be that straightforward. Almost the entire thing was either some visual imagery or else internal character thoughts; not something lending itself to audio very easily.
So I’ve been rewriting it, in some places quite substantially, to fit the new form. A narrator has been added for some of the exposition, while the remainder has been changed into dialogue divided between the characters. In some cases, new characters. It was an interesting experiment and now that it’s in Micheal’s hands I’ve promised to be hands-off while he gets it made.
That last part might be tricky – I can’t help wanting to do everything!
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