Ira Glass on the Art of Storytelling

This is a long but rewarding video of Ira Glass (host of “This American Life” on NPR) discussing how he approaches storytelling.

To Summarize:

  • Narrative is like a freight train … readers and listeners want to be carried along by it
  • Avoid “fake gravitas” and focus on the small things that make us human
  • Occasionally step back from your narrative and tie the events to some greater theme that encapsulates your plot points

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