How To Write Like Malcolm Gladwell

The art of crafting persuasive narratives using a Gladwell-esque understanding of personalities, roles, hierarchy, etc.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

There's one of two questions going through your mind right now...

Why not read Malcolm Gladwell and use what I find there to emulate his writing style?

or

How is it possible to learn the skills of a seasoned writing veteran like Malcolm Gladwell?

The simple fact that led me to create this course was the simple fact that these assumptions are based on a fundamental misunderstanding: That experts are capable of explaining both how and why they do what they do.

Endeavoring on the creation of this course meant throwing aside the notion that experts are better at reverse engineering their creative process than an outside observer dedicated to poring over their works and putting the pieces of the puzzle together.

What is so special about this course?

After understanding the three basic elements of Gladwell's writing, we can recalibrate the direction of our own writing using a compass from a new world.

This course will focus on three fundamental aspects of Gladwell's Writing

  1. How Malcolm Gladwell Writes an Introduction
  2. How Malcolm Gladwell Describes a Person
  3. How Malcolm Gladwell Talks About Statistics/ Facts

These three areas provide a foundation from which our understanding of the way that Malcolm Gladwell writes and develops his characters can build.

Why choose these three sections?

These three sections provide the foundation from which our understanding of the way that Malcolm Gladwell writes and develops his characters will build.

After understanding these three basic elements, we can recalibrate the direction of our own writing using a compass from a world that's itching to be discovered.

The options are limitless but each journey begins with the same step: removing pre-conceived notions.

Using the powerfully persuasive writing style of Malcolm Gladwell featured in Blink, and numerous New Yorker articles this course provides over an hour and a half of content dedicated to applying the same understanding of Gladwell's writing to the creation of our own persuasive narratives.

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need to prepare to expand the identity they have for themselves as writers
  • Students will not need to know the specific works of Malcolm Gladwell to gain immensely from his understanding of personalities and the human psyche
  • Students must prepare themselves to recalibrate their own writing direction and become open to a deeper and richer narrative
  • Students will need to have a basic understanding of english and english grammar
  • Students do NOT need to be accomplished writers nor is it necessary that students have a project that directly relates to writing to enrich their writing from this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will be able to deconstruct the writing style of Malcolm Gladwell and countless other authors and writers
  • You will understand what makes Gladwell such a powerful creator of thrilling narratives that engage personalities, emotions, and the social hierarchies that exist around us
  • You will be able to use Gladwell's style to infuse your writing with powerful strategies to engage the reader and make them want to follow your lead
  • Students will learn how Gladwell writes and introduction to create their own intoductions that grab the reader and make them want to continue reading
  • Students will learn how Gladwell describes a person and the importance of personalities, charisma, and power in the creation of a gripping narrative
  • Students will learn how Gladwll talks about statistics and facts to give them a solid foundation on which to build their narrative and get the reader to follow their bread crumbs

What is the target audience?

  • This course on How To Write Like Malcolm Gladwell is for entrepreneurs, authors, writer's or Gladwell enthusiasts to gain a deeper understanding of how and why Malcolm Gladwell does what he does
  • This course is meant for those excited about expanding their identity as a writer and learning how to deconstruct a writing style
  • This course will benefit anyone interested in Malcolm Gladwell's writing and emulating his style to supplement their own writing to create a new, richer narrative

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction To How To Write Like Malcolm Gladwell Course
Introduction
Preview
10:30
Section 2: How Malcolm Gladwell Writes An Introduction
Introduction
05:17
How To Write an Intro Like Malcolm Gladwell From The Gift of Doubt
03:37
How To Write an Intro Like Malcolm Gladwell From Groupthink
05:12
How To Write an Intro Like Malcolm Gladwell From Superfriends
07:20
Conclusion
03:38
Section 3: How Malcolm Gladwell Describes a Person
Introduction
09:36
How Malcolm Gladwell Describes a Person From The Gift of Doubt
03:34
How to Describe a Person Like Malcolm Gladwell From Groupthink
03:50
How to Describe a Person Like Malcolm Gladwell From Superfriends
05:14
Conclusion
06:10
Section 4: How To Talk About Statistics/Facts Like Malcolm Gladwell
Introduction
04:44
How To Talk About Statistics/Facts Like Malcolm Gladwell From The Gift of Doubt
02:56
How To Talk About Statistics/Facts Like Malcolm Gladwell From Groupthink
05:28
How To Talk About Statistics/Facts Like Malcolm Gladwell From Superfriends
03:06
Conclusion
03:42
Section 5: Conclusion
Conclusion
07:07

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