Bobette Buster on the Secrets of Great Storytelling

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Bobette Buster has spent over 25 years studying and teaching the art of storytelling. She's the author of Do Story: How to Tell Your Story So the World Listens, a USC professor, and a story consultant to Pixar, Disney, and Sony Animation. On this episode, she unlocks the key principles of story, including:

  • How Game of Thrones transcends its CGI-heavy, action movie trappings to become a riveting tales of humanity.

  • The power of juxtaposing two opposite ideas or images and placing them together.

  • The importance of capturing a “gleaming detail” that emobies the essence of the story.

  • How to “hand over the spark” of an idea that captivated you to the audience.

Whether you're writing a novel, a screenplay, or a powerpoint presentation, this episode will help you tell your story in a new way. 

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