Rick Coste is an American writer and audio producer.  He is best known for his work in audio drama.  His projects include The Behemoth (2016),Bryar Lane (2016), Inhale (2017), the science fiction series Is There Anybody Out There? (2017) and most recently the all ages show Pixie – The Devil’s Daughter.  Rick has also contributed to the Women of Marvel, and This Week in Marvel podcasts produced by Marvel Entertainment, as well as the horror anthology series Creepy.  His most recent middle-grade book The Last Days of October is represented by The Bent Agency.

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Notes in Scrivener

I've written before about my love of Scrivener as a writing tool.  I will say that it does take some getting used to although, once you are, you'll wonder why you'd ever use anything else. So here I am to tout another feature that I can't do withut. ...

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Lost Between Projects

It's Sunday morning at 4:35am and I'm feeling lost.  Even writing that last sentence feels uninspired and alien to me.  On Sunday mornings I typically get up a little after 4:00am, write for a couple of hours, and hop onto Twitter to check out the buzz...

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Birth of An Audio Drama 014: Audio Editing

When it comes to editing the lines recorded and received from voice artists I used to tackle them with a combination of Audacity, Garageband (native Mac software), and Hindenburg Journalist to get the sound I wanted.  Audacity is free and extremely...

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Birth of An Audio Drama 013: Recorded Lines

So now that I've written my script, selected voice artists, and had a read-through with the cast,  it's time to sit and wait.  Most of the shows I produce involve remote artists so this is when I eagerly watch for files to come in.  I usually set up a...

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Birth of An Audio Drama 012: Read-through

As I was recently on the subject of recording I felt it was probably appropriate to say a few things about read-throughs.  Whether the production involved remote artists, local artists, or a mix of both, the read-through is a must.  I typically hold mine...

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Need Character Names? Ask Scrivener

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Scrivener.  I use it for novels, short stories, audio scripts, screenplays, stage plays, etc.  I'm pretty sure I started using Scrivener right after it was first released in 2007 and, if asked, considered myself an...

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Birth of An Audio Drama 011: Recording

Let's say I have my audio drama script and my cover art.  It will be a dull and lifeless project without voices right?  In the last post I explained how I find voices and some of the places I've gone to find the artists behind them.  But there's an even...

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Birth of An Audio Drama 010: Voices

When it comes to audio drama there are two things that almost prevented me from pursuing it as a medium.  Voices and Sound Design.  I had no idea where to start.  I knew a bit about sound mixing (from my guitar days) but when it came to the immersive...

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