Character Development: The Moth podcast

As an author, I find motivation and inspiration all around me: a lyric from a song, a line from a book, people watching at the airport.  In the recent past, I was tipped to the Moth podcast (a friend of a friend had presented one week).  After listening to this woman’s brave and wonderful story – I was hooked.  Now, each week, in about 15 minutes I get to listen to a person telling an emotionally charged story.  As I’m living abroad, and not much of a short story teller myself, I don’t have the opportunity to try and attend one of their events, but I look forward to the day when I am closer to one.

Unlike This American Life (another podcast I thoroughly enjoy), the Moth is an even more intimate look at someone’s life.  The amount of emotion heard in each short story is a great study in being human and what connects us.  As an author, I find these tales perfect little pieces for future characters and development to make characters more ‘real.’  I challenge anyone to start listening and not want to tune in week after week.  Best of all?  It’s free!

Find The Moth podcast here, True Stories Told Live.

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