As the entertainment landscape evolved, the emergence of audio series provided a unique storytelling medium free from screens. Piyali Kar, formerly a Creative Producer at leading TV channels like Colors and Voot, embarked on a remarkable career shift into the world of audio series writing. This transition was marked by her collaboration with Pocket FM, a global audio series platform.
Background and Leap of Faith:
With over five years of experience in the General Entertainment Channel (GEC) sector, working with industry giants, Piyali decided to make a life-altering change. In 2019, she relocated to Himachal Pradesh to pursue her passion for travel and unique travel experiences, departing from the hectic Mumbai lifestyle. Writing had always been an intrinsic part of her life, but it took a backseat as her career soared.
Piyali explained, “Creative producing is more about managing creativity, not actually doing the writing itself.” She initially explored freelance travel writing but didn’t find the long-term stability she sought.
Transition to Audio Series Writing:
Piyali’s transition to audio series writing was facilitated by a former colleague who had joined Pocket FM. Recognizing her writing talent, he introduced her to the platform. She embraced this opportunity despite her initial doubts and challenges, such as transitioning to long-format writing, where she had to write 2,000 to 2,400 words daily. Piyali was uncertain about her capability and wondered, “Can I do this? Do I have what it takes?”
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Fortunately, Pocket FM was willing to take the risk, and she submitted a sample episode that impressed them. The platform allowed her to find her writing style and manage her schedule gradually. Given her entrepreneurial commitments, she adopted monthly writing goals rather than daily ones.
Piyali Kar has authored two popular audio series, ‘Maseeha Doctor’ and ‘Judwaon Ne Bana Di Jodi,’ for Pocket FM. These series have collectively amassed over eight million listens. Currently, she is working on her third show, ‘Rabba Ishq Na Hove,’ an ongoing series on Pocket FM.
Piyali Kar’s journey into audio series writing showcases her courage to transition from a prominent TV career to a distinct medium, embracing her passion for storytelling in audio narratives. Her success with Pocket FM exemplifies her talent and adaptability in the evolving entertainment industry.