Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing in this MasterClass


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Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing on Masterclass

Ketchup. Crime. Quarterbacks. Thanks to Malcolm Gladwell, these ordinary subjects have helped millions of readers devour complex ideas like behavioral economics and performance prediction. Now, the renowned storyteller and best-selling author of Blink and The Tipping Point is teaching his craft online for the first time. Write stories that captivate by learning how Malcolm researches topics, crafts characters, and distills big ideas into simple, powerful narratives.

Malcolm Gladwell MasterClass Lesson Plan

  1. Introduction
  2. Structuring Narrative: The Imperfect Puzzle
  3. Holding Readers: Tools for Engagement
  4. Holding Readers: Controlling Information
  5. Research
  6. Selecting the Story
  7. Developing the Story
  8. Developing the Story: Analogous Worlds
  9. Interviews
  10. Characters: Descriptions
  11. Characters: World Building
  12. Character Case Study: “The Pitchman”
  13. Structuring Language
  14. Jargon
  15. Tone and Voice
  16. Humor and Melancholy
  17. Case Study: Language and Emotion in “Something Borrowed”
  18. Titles
  19. Drafts and Revisions
  20. When your Story Enters the World
  21. Working as a Writer
  22. How to Read
  23. Who to Read
  24. Conclusion: A Theory of Other Minds

How much does MasterClass cost?

The annual membership is $180 and provides unlimited access to all classes and new classes as they launch. All MasterClass memberships include access to mobile and TV apps, high-definition videos, and downloadable class workbooks.


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