Audio Stories: Create Narratives with Sound

A course by Ana Cecilia Calle
Writer, Editor, and DJ. Austin, United States.
Joined July 2020
, Writer, Editor, and DJ

Learn to develop, produce, and edit a memorable, character-driven audio story to share with the world

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (25)
  • 1138 students

Learn to develop, produce, and edit a memorable, character-driven audio story to share with the world

The best stories are those told by their own characters. In this online course, writer and editor Ana Cecilia Calle teaches you the art of producing fiction and non-fiction stories made for listening.

Learn to create an audio story narrated by the person it's about, beginning with the setting and who's going to play the lead role. Ana Cecilia shows you basic interview and recording techniques for capturing your character, as well as how to edit and mix your audio clip before sharing it with the world.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 24 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (25)
  • 1138 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 9m)
  • 24 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Tell a story through an audio clip that's no longer than four and half minutes.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in telling stories, especially chronicles and autofiction. This course is also great for anyone who wants to learn more about radio and podcasts.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of audio recording are required for this course. A working knowledge of an editing program like Adobe Audition or Reaper would also be ideal. As for materials, you need a semi-professional or professional recorder and microphone, monitor headphones, and a computer with the audio editing software of your choice.


1138 Students
25 Reviews
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Ana Cecilia Calle

A course by Ana Cecilia Calle

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Writer, Editor, and DJ

Ana Cecilia is a writer, editor, and DJ who loves telling stories about sound, the body, and pop culture. In 2020, she edited the children's book El Bajo Alberti, illustrated by Dipacho, in Colombia and Chile. She has also published her own work in Colombian magazines like Arcadia, El Malpensante, and Diners, and the Rio Grande Review of Poetry in the US.

She has participated in audio festivals such as Festival Sur Aural in Bolivia and Festival En Tiempo Real in Colombia. She often DJs under the name LaPhDj in the Chulita Vinyl Club collective. Her audio documentary [i]From the Center Out[i], coproduced by Laura Marina Boria, was selected to participate in the 2022 edition of the radio art festival Radiophrenia in Scotland.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    What Came Before: The Sound or the Word? Ideas for Storytelling with Sound

    • Narrating for the Eye and Narrating for the Ear
    • How to Imagine a Character for a Non-narrated Piece
    • Discovering Your Interviewee
    • The Key to Your Narrative Arc
    • The Pre-interview
    • How to Build a “Space” for Sound
  • U3

    Hands on the Recorder!

    • The Interview
    • Action! Working on the Voice and Space of Your Character
    • Back to the Studio
    • Working the Raw Mix
  • U4

    Final Listening and Post-production

    • Final Listening
    • The Pitch and Distribution Platforms
  • FP

    Final project

    • Audio Stories: Create Narratives with Sound

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Audio Stories: Create Narratives with Sound. Music, Audio, and Writing course by Ana Cecilia Calle

Audio Stories: Create Narratives with Sound

A course by Ana Cecilia Calle
Writer, Editor, and DJ. Austin, United States.
Joined July 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (25)
  • 1138 students