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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Birth of An Audio Drama 009: Cover Art

Djamila Kopf. Nils Nihils. Cotton Valent. Anna Khlystova. Niken Anindita. What do these names all have in common?  They've all created cover art & artwork for one of my shows. One of the things I love to do early on in the creation of a show is to imagine...

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We Were A Featured Segment!

One of the things I love about Audio Drama is the people I get to work with and who breathe life into a show.  I was thrilled when NH Chronicle (a New Hampshire news television series) visited my home to spotlight the work being done to bring this medium...

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Birth of An Audio Drama 008: Drafts

If you know me and my work I tend to write short mini-series.  The episodes are short by design.  If all are added together they will typically run about the length of a standard movie (90-120 minutes).  The Behemoth runs for almost 3 hours.  I like to...

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Birth of An Audio Drama 007: Format

Fortunately, when it comes to audio drama script format there are no real rules.  There are suggestions however.  The BBC has its desired formats here, and the great folks at Radio Drama Revival have a wonderful page set up with all kinds of excellent...

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Birth of An Audio Drama 005: The Discovery

Here's an age old question for you.  Writers have been asking this for...  well...  forever. To outline or not to outline?  That IS the question. I've outlined stories and I've used the 'discovery' method.  I've even mentioned it before. For the audio...

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Birth of An Audio Drama 004: The Project

Up until now I've been laying some of the groundwork for a theoretical new audio drama. So far I've posed the following questions: What will my story be? How large is the cast? So let's tackle the first two questions. The story: A young man and woman...

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Birth of An Audio Drama 003: Evernote

I want to take a moment to talk about a tool I couldn't live without.  It's as important a part of my audio drama creation process as my audio editing software.  That tool is Evernote. There are other tools that serve a similar purpose but I find Evernote...

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Birth of An Audio Drama 002: Listen

When asking for advice on becoming a better writer from those more established you'll often hear the reply 'READ'.  The same goes when learning the art of an audio drama producer. There can be no better teacher than what's been done already (with the...

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