THE OTHER NETWORK WRITER'S ROOM

INSIDE THE ART, CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF WRITING for Film, TV, Books, Stage, Print or Digital Media (with Particular Attention to Comedy)

Ira Glass (of “This American Life”) on the Building Blocks of Storytelling

The producer and host of the popular NPR storytelling show, describes why many stories don’t work and gives you the two basic building blocks of personal storytelling:

1. The Anecdote (includes raising a question, then answering it)

2. The Moment of Reflection (what’s the meaning of this? why are you telling us?)

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This entry was posted on February 12, 2013 by in Autobiography, Story Structure, Video and tagged , , , .
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