What.

Why.

How.

Those are the three underlying pieces to writing a good story.

Here’s the deal:

In the 1800s a poor boy lived in rural England.

And his father was on the about to die.

What’s even worse?

The family lived so remote that a doctor couldn’t visit the boy’s father.

So the boy had to observe and write down all of his father’s symptoms…

Then travel for days to report to the doctor.

Now the boy’s observations and notes had to be on point. Or else the doctor couldn’t prescribe the right treatments and medications.

But that’s not the crazy part…

The crazy part isn’t that the boy’s father was dying or that the boy would travel for days.

No no…

The crazy part is that the boy was so observant…

…He would change humanity and the scientific world FOREVER.

Who was the boy?

Charles Darwin…

The observational skills Charles had…

…Are the skills that helped him create the theory of evolution.

Now I’m not here to argue whether the theory of evolution is real or not…

But there’s a powerful lesson I want to teach you…

Because Charles was so gosh darn observant he was able to notice things and think in a way 99% of people can’t.

Your job as a storyteller is to do the same.

Let me explain…

What separates an amazing comedian from an average one?

They’re so damn observant. The best comedians tell stories about normal things that most people don’t realize.

That’s where genius lies.

You don’t have to create a theory or change humanity…

You just have to notice things that other people don’t.

Like when I saw a spider the other day and freaked the hell out…

I thought:

“Everyone is brave until they see a spider.”

That’s a unique idea that NO ONE is talking about. But people sure as hell can relate to it. Because spiders suck. Nothing on earth should have 8 eyes, venom, and shoot death trap webs out their butts…

Ok sorry, I’m getting off track here.

Anyway…

Your mission today Reader…

Is to put the phone away, grab a pen and paper. And oberseve…

It could be the freaking paint on the walls…

What if paint could talk (LOL)? Why the hell do we even paint walls? How is paint made?

Ok, you get the idea.

Reply to this email with an observation. I want to read it.

Catch ya on the flip side,

-Parker “I got bit by a spider and still don’t have spider powers” Worth

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