Well, there’s many kinds of storytelling and I don’t think there’s a crib sheet for what makes a great story. I mean, lots of like bad creative writing programs will probably tell you that there is, but I disagree with that.
I think, actually, what makes a great story is the authenticity of the voice of the storyteller and that is going to mean something different for each person. So I think what you have to do is to get in touch with your voice and your experience in your life and speak from that.
60 Second Reads is recorded in Big Think’s studio.