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Books for Storytellers


Welcome. Listed below is a list of books on storytelling. Most of the products will be available for purchase via


How To Tell A Great Story

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As a start, there are three books I feel that you will not be able to do without, if you're serious about storytelling.


Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2010 (Writers' and Artists' Yearbook)

The Complete Plain Words

Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English


Here are the rest of the books I recommend for storytellers.

 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing (Mentor)

 A Beginner's Guide to Storytelling

 Around The Corporate Campfire "How Great Leaders Use Stories To Inspire Success"

 Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

 Building Believable Characters

Character Development and Storytelling for Games (Game Development Series)



 Children Tell Stories: Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom (Multimedia DVD included with the book)

Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling




Creating Short Fiction : The Classic Guide to Writing Short Fiction





Cinematic Storytelling: The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Writer Should Know


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Complete Guide to Self Publishing: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote, and Sell Your Own Book (Self-Publishing 4th Edition)


Creative Storytelling: Choosing, Inventing, & Sharing Tales for Children



Did I Ever Tell You About the Time: How to Develop and Deliver a Speech Using Stories that Get Your Message Across

Demystifying Grant Seeking


Essentials of TAT and Other Storytelling Techniques Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment Series)




Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation




Easy Way To Write A Novel




Every Child a Storyteller: A Handbook of Ideas



 Finding Your Voice

 First Draft In 30 Days: A Novel Writer's System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript

Frame Work : Culture, Storytelling, and College Writing



Graphic Storytelling



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Grammatically Correct



Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing



Homemade Biography: How to Collect, Record, and Tell the Life Story of Someone You Love



How To Be Your Own Literary Agent : An Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book Published


How to Build a Great Screenplay : A Master Class in Storytelling for Film


How to Write a Damn Good Novel : A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling (How to Write a Damn Good Novel)


How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book (Square One Writer's Guide)

How to Tell a Story: The Secrets of Writing Captivating Tales



How to Tell Stories to Children and Some Stories to Tell



 How To Turn Your Company's Parables Into Profit

How to Research Your House: Every home tells a story



How To Start And Run A Small Book Publishing Company: A Small Business Guide To Self-Publishing And Independent Publishing



How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days

How to Write Your Own Life Story: The Classic Guide for the Nonprofessional Writer

Improving Your Storytelling (American Storytelling)



In Good Company: How Social Capital Makes Organizations Work


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Joining In: An Anthology of Audience Participation Stories and How to Tell Them



Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing

Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent's Eye

Narrative Mediation : A New Approach to Conflict Resolution


Novelists Boot Camp: 101 Ways to Take Your Book From Boring to Bestseller

On Writing

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (On Writing Well)

Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book

Plot and Structure:
(Techniques And Exercises For Crafting A Plot That Grips Readers From Start To Finish) (Write Great Fiction)

Quotes to Write by: Daily Inspiration And Guidance for Writers

Stealing Fire from the Gods: The Complete Guide to Story for Writers and Filmmakers (2nd Edition)

Stories to Tell and How to Tell Them

Stories, Stories Everywhere: Good Practice for Storytellers

Story Fest: Crafting Story Theater Scripts

Storyselling for Financial Advisors : How Top Producers Sell



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Storytelling for Grantseekers: The Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising


Storytelling Professionally: The Nuts and Bolts of a Working Performer

Storytelling in Organizations : Why Storytelling Is Transforming 21st Century Organizations and Management  

Storyteller's Guide (American Storytelling)


Storyselling for Financial Advisors : How Top Producers Sell



Storytelling with Children





Screenwriting is Storytelling : Creating an A-List Screenplay that Sells!


Squirrel Inc. : A Fable of Leadership through Storytelling

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Start Your Own Self-Publishing Business (Entrepreneur Magazine's Start Up)


Starting Your Career As a Freelance Writer


Storyteller's Start-Up Book




Storyteller, Storyteacher: Discovering the Power of Storytelling for Teaching and Living




Storytelling Sociology: Narrative As Social Inquiry




Storytelling through Animation (Graphics)



Successful Syndication: A Guide for Writers and Cartoonists


The Art of the Short Story

The Art of the Story-Teller

The Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story

The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, Second Edition

The Elements of Style: 50th Anniversary Edition

Teaching Powerful Writing: 25 Short Read-Aloud Stories With Lessons That Motivate Students to Use Literary Elements in Their Writing


The Go-Getter: A Story That Tells You How to be One

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Tell Your Story: How to Write for Your Grandchildren

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Telling Stories: An Anthology for Writers

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The Art of the Short Story: 52 Great Authors, Their Best Short Fiction, and Their Insights on Writing

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, Second Edition

The Healing Power of Stories


The Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative


The Natural Born Writer: How to Rekindle Your Imagination and Tell the Stories Within You


 The Power of the Tale : Using Narratives for Organisational Success

The Power of Personal Storytelling





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The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print, and Sell Your Own Book, 14th Edition


The Springboard : How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations (KMCI Press)



The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion Through the Art of Storytelling


The Story Performance Handbook

The Story Performance Handbook

 The Way of the Storyteller

 The Well-Fed Writer: Back For Seconds A Second Helping Of "How-To" For Any Writer Dreaming of Great Bucks and Exceptional Quality of Life

The Triumph of Narrative : Storytelling in the Age of Mass Culture



The Way of the Storyteller


The World of Storytelling




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The Write Brain

Using Stories and Humor: Grab Your Audience (Part of the Essence of Public Speaking Series)


Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within


Writing Fiction (6th Edition)



 Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact



 Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches & Proposals


Write Right!: A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style

Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life Through Writing and Storytelling (Inner Work Book) (Inner Work Book)

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