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Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need

Margot Leitman

This is a practical storytelling guide from comedian, winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, and founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program, Margot Leitman. Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher a
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A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling

Bill Johnson

This 7th edition of Bill Johnson's writing workbook has three sections, each designed to help new and experienced authors alike to better understand the craft of storytelling. A Story is a Promise explores the mechanics of how a story transports an audience. It offers great advice
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The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller

John Truby · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 445
Format: Paperback

"If you're ready to graduate from the boy-meets-girl league of screenwriting, meet John Truby . . . [his lessons inspire] epiphanies that make you see the contours of your psyche as sharply as your script." -- LA Weekly John Truby is one of the most respected and sought-after...
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Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds

Carmine Gallo · Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition
Format: Audio CD

TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations...
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Your Life is a Book: How to Craft & Publish Your Memoir

Brenda Peterson · Sasquatch Books
Pages: 274
Format: Ebook

Everyone has a story to tell. Learn how to write your memoir and get published with the help of two well-known publishing professionals. Your Life is a Book guides budding writers though the transformative process of memoir writing to publication. In addition to exploring the unique elements...
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Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

Ursula K. Le Guin · Mariner Books
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer's craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art
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Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel

Lisa Cron · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story.

It's every novelist's greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears...
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Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques *

Professor James Hynes · The Great Courses The Teaching Company
Pages: 4

24 Lectures 1 Starting the Writing Process 2 Building Fictional Worlds through Evocation 3 How Characters Are Different from People 4 Fictional Characters, Imagined and Observed 5 Call Me Ishmael: Introducing a Character 6 Characters: Round and Flat, Major and Minor 7 The Mechanics of Writing...
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First You Write A Sentence.: The Elements of Reading, Writing... and Life

Joe Moran

A style guide by stealth - how anyone can write well (and can enjoy good writing) 'Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction.' - Helen Davies, Sunday Times 'Joe Moran has a genius for turning the prosaic poetic' - Peter Hennessy Advanced maths has no pra
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We the People

Harold Evans · Little
Pages: 408
Format: Hardcover

"Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger. He's even been knighted for his services to journalism. In DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?, he brings his indispensable insight to us all in his definite guide...
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The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown

Catherine Burns · Crown
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

From storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages

Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling,...
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