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Storytelling is how we make sense of the world. In this episode of the podcast Lisa Cron talks to us about how we're hardwired to respond to story. 

  • Lisa's early love for story telling from an early age
  • The reason finding the thing you love is a struggle 
  • Why story is a hardwired survial mechanism 
  • The reason stories help us to navigate reality 
  • Understanding how to shape and develop stories 
  • Why making the impossible possible is a journey
  • Digging deep enough to find your true gift is
  • Why we tend to think in terms of stories 
  • Separating the things that make us feel successfull externally and internally
  • The challenges of pursusing any path on your own 
  • How story and the brain evolved in tandem
  • Why story is incredibly effective for changing behavior 
  • The reason we make every decision based on emotion 
  • Using stories to change our behavior 

Lisa Cron is the author of Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers From the Very First Sentence

Originally aired over 3 years ago.

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