Turning back time, the one thing many personalities would choose differently is building a solid background in theater. It may not be practical to start an acting career, but everyone can get involved with improv. This is where you will learn some of the most valuable skills for radio, and one of the fundamental principles is to raise the stakes.
If the story’s character is not on a journey, there can be no stakes. With no stakes, there’s no listener investment. If listeners aren’t invested, nobody cares. And if nobody cares, what happens to TSL?
High stakes is creates great passion. It can be a dumb plot taken to an extreme. Elaine on Seinfeld & the Sponge.
You can Raise the Stakes when you advance a scene or storyline. The radio version of this is moving a break forward, advancing a storyline and building on the current reality.