Curious about the ROI of thirst tweets for President Obama? R. Eric Thomas can tell you all about it — and he does in this episode. We talk about crafting your voice, developing a character to create from, and why storytelling is the master form of communication.
R. Eric Thomas knows a few things about going viral — from a thirsty Facebook message about Obama, Trudeau, and Peña Nieto to writing for over 13 million daily visitors for Elle.com to becoming a national bestselling author with his book “Here For It: Or How To Save Your Soul In America.”
We talk about Taylor Swift’s new album, folklore; how to uncover your voice as a writer and public speaker; his approach to turning the frightening news of the day into hyperbole-filled clickable content.
Facts about R. Eric Thomas:
- bestselling author of Here For It, or How to Save Your Soul in America,
- his biography of Rep. Maxine Waters, Reclaiming Her Time, co-authored with Helena Andrews-Dyer, will be published in late 2020 by Dey Street Books.
- he’s a playwright, the long-running host of The Moth in Philadelphia and D.C., and he is a Senior Staff Writer for Elle.com where he writes “Eric Reads the News,” a daily current events and culture column.
- He won the 2016 Barrymore Award for Best New Play and the 2018 Dramatists Guild Lanford Wilson Award and received a 2017/2018 National New Play Network Commission.
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