Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ira Glass, The 2 Big Pitfalls

The more you are yourself the more compelling you become.  Wish I had seen this a year ago...I was trying to be David Baldacci.  I am not him.  He is great at being him and this time around I have become myself.

I love what he said about focusing not only on self but on my interactions with the world and those I encounter. I can impersonate everyone that I run into.  I observe those around me ready to use those quirks and ticks for characters that come out of me. He is saying that, that needs to be harnessed for adding suspense to story and moving the story along.

Ira Glass has taught me about pacing, the simplicity of movement within the story and several techniques for creating suspense.  I look forward to sharing your more writing advice from the masters.  Until then be yourself when you write...


  1. Great point!

    Thanks for sharing the video. :)

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