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Die, Mediocrity, Die!

Do your own radio scripts ever bore you? Or frustrate, confuse, and deflate you?

Do your own radio scripts ever bore you? Or frustrate, confuse, and deflate you?

Nancy Updike, who has written stories ranging in length from 50 seconds to 59 minutes, presents easy approaches to making your writing sharper, more memorable, and more engaged with the tape. Also, learn how to make drab tape beautiful through writing, and along the way, enjoy some schadenfreude: instructive stories of mistakes and failure are shared for the benefit of all.

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Featuring

Nancy Updike

Nancy Updike is one of the founding producers of This American Life. She spent three years in Jerusalem, writing stories for TAL, All Things Considered, Marketplace, the New York Times Magazine, and the LA Weekly. Her radio documentary on American civilians working in Iraq won the Edward R. Murrow Award for news documentary and a Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award.