Jack Grapes discusses the importance of storytelling and how it can help people connect with one another on a deeper level. He shares a personal story about how he got stuck in his life and how writing has helped him move on from that.
00:00:00 The speaker discusses how he has been confused about his life and what the deeper truth is. He eventually finds out that the deeper truth is that he is not who he thought he was.
00:05:00 The speaker discusses how audiences want more than anything else to read or watch stories where the protagonists are in trouble, have a conflict, and discover things about themselves that they didn't want to know. These elements are what make a good story, and as a writer, it is important to be brave, stay in character, and provide the necessary details to make the scenes and dialogue come to life.
00:10:00 Jack Grapes discusses the importance of storytelling in order to connect with readers. He talks about how to find the deep voice and how to write something that people will buy. He shares a personal story about being stuck and how his life has not moved at all. He promises to tell some of the story's characters about what happened to him in the book, which will make them feel closer to the author.
00:15:00 Jack Grapes discusses how he feels about storytelling, how it is something that is universal to everyone, and how it can be a powerful tool. He goes on to discuss how he feels after telling his own story, and how everyone in the class is moved by it.