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Monday, September 19, 2011

Ira Glass on Storytelling

Hello to all of you fabulous people!
Today I thought I'd share a little gem I came across the other day.
 
I absolutely love this clip of Ira Glass and his view on storytelling. He has a way of simplifying the entire process in the most brilliant way.

There are four parts total to this clip. I'm posting only part one today, but I may post the others at a later date (they are on you tube if you want to keep going).
And hey, if you don't have time to watch it now (it's just over five minutes) then put it on your to-watch list; I really think you'll enjoy it!






So what about you? Any new thoughts on storytelling? Getting more or less done now that the kids are back in school? For me, it's a bit of a toss up.

17 comments:

  1. I feel like I'm getting more done now that the "school season" has started, even though I don't have kids. I feel like I need the arbitrary start of school to get my mind into a schedule that includes writing time.

    Thanks for the Ira Glass link! I'll try to catch it over my lunch...

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  2. I loved this...I totally took notes. I'd never heard it broken down like this before.

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  3. I watched these clips in my English class, and I learned a ton from Ira Glass. He definitely has some great insights.

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  4. Thanks for sharing, Kim! Great video and wonderful insights here.

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  5. I absolutely adore Ira Glass - I am a devoted This American Life fan. This was so great to listen to - I am reading Scene and Structure by Jack Bickham right now, and I think the terms "anecdote" and "moment of reflection" are just other terms for scence and sequel -
    Enjoyed this post! And I'm with you - know that school is back in, I'm still not getting as much writing done as I hoped to :)

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  6. I can't wait to get a minute to check it out. I think story telling is so important.:)BTW I could not post on google account so I posted Anonymous but NOT Anon. LOL janeisfeldstill.blogspot.com

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  7. I love Ira Glass--but I never imagined him looking like this! He's brilliant, of course. Looking forward to the future clips.

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  8. Isn't that inspirational? There's a video out, too, that I love (so artistically done) of just the words he says.

    http://vimeo.com/24715531

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  9. Momentum . . . building block . . Great post Kimberly! A little late discovering this, but I'm so glad I did. Thanks for sharing this bit of knowledge:)

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  10. I love this. I was definitely taking notes on this one.

    Love other authors and gaining advice/ideas.

    xo.

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  11. Oh my - I thought I already commented on this! I was having a great time listening to this interesting guy on your post a while ago and I typed up a comment and I don't know what I did with it! Thanks, Kim for posting about him for us. It'll be great to watch the rest of them.

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  12. OOPS! Now I really DID comment! :D

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  13. Thanks for your thoughts/comments, all!
    Brenda, I thought you had too. :)

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  14. Donna, thanks for sharing that link! That's the way I first saw it, but I couldn't actually find that one when I went back. :)

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  15. Wow Kim! Your blog is awesome. I just found it. I'm so excited to see you at the HOW conference.

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  16. Hello Kimberly,

    Thanks for showing this video, I like the clarity of those Building Blocks especially the raising questions part and the 'Moving' in the Sequence is something that looks a lot at what I once wrote about on my blog at: http://hpshappywriting2.blogspot.com/p/secret-to-writing-success.html

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  17. Great post, thanks for sharing. It takes us back to the basics of using the anecdote for story-telling. We would love to share this with our community of readers and writers on Libboo.

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