From Inspiration To Stage
Ep10 - Christmas Special: Writing Grinch Songs

Ep10 - Christmas Special: Writing Grinch Songs

December 17, 2019

It's Christmas, and Drew has broken out the festive cheer by looking at writing ... grinch songs?  Yep, that's right: in this Christmas special of "From Inspiration To Stage", Drew talks about the process of writing an anti-Christmas song, complete with exclusive demos from the writer himself.  So, get your eggnog and put your feet by the fire (or if you're in Australia, grab a cold one and start the BBQ) and enjoy this lighthearted delve into the Christmas spirit - Grinch-style!

 

Ep8 - Overcoming Writer’s Block

Ep8 - Overcoming Writer’s Block

November 5, 2019

As a writer, there are times when you just seem stuck - no matter how hard you work, nothing seems to be coming out, or in the way you want it to.  The flow isn't there, the inspiration is missing, or it's just a case of everything seems "bleugh".  In this podcast, Drew gives 7 tips on what to do when you're faced with the dreaded Writer's Block, and how you can find your way out of it.  The podcast also features three songs from Drew's own catalogue, two of which never made it to a musical and came out of his own struggles with writing.

Ep3 - The “I Want …” Song

Ep3 - The “I Want …” Song

February 9, 2019

In this episode, Drew explores the role of the classic "I Want" song in a musical and is joined by several special guests!  The podcast features songs from several new Australian musicals including Staffroom, Melba, Stalker: The Musical, A Postcard From Coney Island, and Drew's own Electric Dreams: The Musical   We also hear from some of their creators, writers and composers, as they give their perspective on writing the "I Want" song. So join Drew along with Sophie Loughran and Ned Dixon, Nicholas Christo, Alex Giles, and Cal Silberstein, as they explore this classic musical structure.

Ep2 - Planning Out Your Story

Ep2 - Planning Out Your Story

January 13, 2019

In this second episode, Drew explains a simple way to help flesh out your idea.  After all, before you get writing, you need to know where you're going with your story!  This episode also features songs from his youth musicals "A Different Normal" and "Disconnected", as well as tracks from "The Impossible Princess" and the award-winning "Marking Life".

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