Writing Hack: “The Power of Listening” From Cal Fussman Interview by Tim Ferriss

Inspired storytelling comes from all sorts of media. Lately, we’ve discovered some great podcasts we’d love to share. Get inspired and enjoy!

Interview Masters Cal Fussman and Tim Ferriss discuss how to tell a great story (without journalism school) through the Power of Listening. Specifically for non-fiction, they discuss storytelling in a formulaic way via: IMG_0701

The lead, statistics, quotes, 3 people as the trend, piecing it together, and don’t bury the lead, bring this attention-grabbing piece to the top, and so on…

Also, “What is a more subtle way to approach an opener?”


Answer by Cal Fussman is the “tantric structure of storytelling” payoff at 1:07:01.

Let us know if you have other podcasts or writing advice and recommendations, Thank you! kb@fastpencil.com

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