How to Tell a Story

In this book, Peter Rubie shows Gary Provost at his best." William Martin, author of Cape Cod and Annapolis. "HOW TO TELL A STORY offers a harvest of time-tested problem-solving techniques that will enrich every writer's art and craft.

Author: Peter Rubie

Publisher: Crossroad Press

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Category: Reference

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Drawing on Provost's proven philosophies, Rubie examines every facet of storytelling, from narrative hooks to fulfilling climaxes. Through advice, exercises, and an outstanding array of examples, you'll learn to create gripping narratives powered by strong characters. You'll discover the secrets of sequencing, of weaving subplots into rich stories, of manipulating story pace to increase conflict, tension, and surprise. “Rarely does a writing guide arrive with the authority of HOW TO TELL A STORY.” Publishers Weekly. "HOW TO TELL A STORY is a must for anybody who writes nonfiction or fiction -- television and screenwriters included." - Hugh Wilson, creator of WKRP in Cincinnati, director of The First Wive's Club. "A most useful book that will aid anyone tying to become a writer of fiction. I recommend it highly." - Roderick Thorp, bestselling author of River, Die Hard, and Detective. "Gary Provost was one of the best friends a writer ever had. He knew that all writers face a hard challenge: to take their ideas, aspirations, and vapors of creativity, and make them concrete for the reader. How to do it? Treat writing as a craft, with techniques that can be learned, with tricks that can be taught. In this book, Peter Rubie shows Gary Provost at his best." William Martin, author of Cape Cod and Annapolis. "HOW TO TELL A STORY offers a harvest of time-tested problem-solving techniques that will enrich every writer's art and craft. It's a feast of innovative, clearly stated advice that will nourish a writer's confidence and career. Read it and you will reap its many rewards." - Gerald Gross, author of Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do. "Peter Rubie and Gary Provost have got it right. HOW TO TELL A STORY covers everything a novice writer needs to learn and a professional writer needs to remember. It's earned a permanent place on my desk." - Barbara Shapiro, author of Blind Spot and See No Evil. "In this unique book, the time honored ability of story telling has been dissected, examined carefully and defined in detail for the writer. With a fresh new look at what makes a story exciting and compelling, HOW TO TELL A STORY outlines for the writer all the secrets of dramatic story telling. Every writer should read this book before writing another paragraph." - Keith Wilson, M.D., novelist, and author of Cause of Death: A Writer's Guide to Death, Murder, & Forensic Medicine.

How To Tell A Great Story

When you read this book, you will learn how to start telling your own story quickly and effortlessly; construct a fascinating, well-structured story from scratch; use powerful master storytelling techniques to amaze your family and friends; ...

Author: Aneeta Sundararaj

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798557295291

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Page: 124

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How To Tell A Great Story will equip you with powerful storytelling techniques that master storytellers have used throughout time to amaze and engage their audiences. This simple, but powerful beginner's guidebook, makes learning storytelling techniques easy and explains things in simple language. When you read this book, you will learn how to start telling your own story quickly and effortlessly; construct a fascinating, well-structured story from scratch; use powerful master storytelling techniques to amaze your family and friends; find interesting ideas and inspiration for your stories; and, vividly and expertly describe the characters and settings in your stories.

Stories to Tell and How to Tell Them

Author: Elizabeth Clark

Publisher: Audubon Press

ISBN: 9781443704625

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 164

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STORIES TO TELL AND HOW TO TELL THEM - BY ELIZABETH CLAW - 1927 - CONTENTS - 1. THE TALE OF THE TALKATIVE TOROISE IV. THE TALE OF A TURNIP . e W. JONATHAN JOHN AND HIS WIFE VII. FATHER SPARROWS TUG-OF-WAR . VIII. A TALE OF THE BAD LITTLE JACKAL . IX. THE SPINDLE, THE SHUTTLE AND THE . a NEEDLE . m m a X. THE LACE-MAKER OF BRUGES XI, THE OLD WOMAN AND THE PIXIES AND THE TULIPS m XII. ROBIN REDBREASTS THANKSGIVING XIII. THE STORY OF MOTHER TIGER . Q FOX AND THE -- THIS little book of stories is in part an attempt to furnish some fresh material for telling to chiidren of about six to ten years of age. None of the stories claims to be what is known as original. All are founded on legends and scraps of folk-lore or history. I have re-told them because I enjoyed them--one of the very best of good reasons for telling a story-in the hope that others will enjoy them also. The version of The Old Woman and the Pixies and the Tulips appears in print for the first time, as does also The Dog-Brother of the Order of St. John, though I have often told both at school-S and play-centres and as illustra- tions to lectures. The other eleven stories with their accompanying studies and comments have already appeared in the pages of Child Education. Now, as to the advice which follows each Introduction story. It has been written with considerable diffidence, because story-telling is such an indivi- dual affair that at first it seemed hardly possible to give any directions as to how each story should be told. Moreover, I had especially in mind the inexperienced and probably nervous Story- teller, to whom a story is apt to present itself as something to be memorised and afterwards dis-charged, with more or less accuracy and as much expression as anxiety will permit. To burden such with many details as to pauses, emphasis, inflections, would be only to add to their troubles. Also I am sure that expression, in story- telling of the homely, intimate kind for which these little stories are intended, comes best and most freely when it springs from the Story-tellers own enjoyment and understanding. It cannot be dictated word by word. So I have aimed at establishing a bond of friendship and intimacy between Story-teller and..............

Storytelling

This book will teach you how to: Grabb Attention. Create Emotions with your stories. Come up with new stories. You will also learn about The Story of All Stories... This book contains exercises to help you hone and perfect your new skill.

Author: James Moore

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1979130965

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Page: 66

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Learn Storytelling Secrets Today! Would you like to become a great storyteller? Do You think you could become a great storyteller if you just received the right advice? Have you researched ways to improve your storytelling? Telling stories is as old as language itself. Before humans learned how to write down their thoughts the only way to maintain historically accurate accounts of what happened was to tell stories.It was a skilled art, to become a first-class storyteller, and now you can learn the secrets of this ability with Storytelling: A Guide on How to Tell a Story, With Storytelling Techniques and Storytelling Secrets, which includes chapters on: Grabbing Attention Stories with Lessons The Story of All Stories Create Emotions in Writing and in Speech Exercises Continuous Improvement And Much more! With exercises to help you hone and perfect your new flair, you'll soon be wowing audiences big and small. Imagine holding the attention of a group at a party as you regale an interesting tale? Imagine the doors which could open for you as a result of perfecting something which is inside us all?That could be you, and with storytelling you can take the first thrilling steps. If you are a storytelling beginner, then this book will teach you how to identify personal stories you can tell and also how to tell a story effectively. The art of Storytelling is a gift that many desires but very few takes the time to improve their storytelling. Click the button now and buy this book! The only way you are going to receive the results you want is by taking action. How can you do that better than investing in your own knowledge? Scroll up and buy this book NOW!

How To Tell A Story And Others

The humorous story is American, the comic story is English, the witty story is French. The humorous story depends for its effect upon the manner of the telling; the comic story and the witty story upon the matter.

Author: Mark Twain

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ISBN: 9798573712802

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I do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told. I only claim to know how a story ought to be told, for I have been almost daily in the company of the most expert story-tellers for many years. There are several kinds of stories, but only one difficult kind-the humorous. I will talk mainly about that one. The humorous story is American, the comic story is English, the witty story is French. The humorous story depends for its effect upon the manner of the telling; the comic story and the witty story upon the matter.

How to Tell a Story and Other Essays

In various essays in the collection he attacks a contemporary of his, defends a maligned dead woman and defends ordinary citizens against the insults of train conductors.

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775412748

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 28

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In How to Tell a Story and Other Essays, iconic American author Mark Twain discusses his own experience as a writer and his personal style. In various essays in the collection he attacks a contemporary of his, defends a maligned dead woman and defends ordinary citizens against the insults of train conductors.

99 Ways to Tell a Story

A series of one-page comics that tell the same story in a variety of ways.

Author: Matt Madden

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780224079259

Category: Cartooning

Page: 206

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Presents a series of one-page comics that tell the same story in a variety of ways. Inspired by Raymond Queneau's 1947 work, which told a simple story in ninety-nine different styles and genres, this work uses varying points of view, visual and verbal parodies, even reshuffling of the elements of the story.

Anyone Can Tell a Bible Story

Bob Hartman has an enviable reputation as a performance storyteller. Here are his insights into how stories work, tips and techniques, and how to retell Bible stories--plus 35 great stories to practice on.

Author: Bob Hartman

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 9780857210074

Category: Religion

Page: 189

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Bob Hartman has an enviable reputation as a performance storyteller. Here are his insights into how stories work, tips and techniques, and how to retell Bible stories--plus 35 great stories to practice on. "Biblical storytelling can do one of two things," says Bob Hartman. "It can excite and inspire and create a thirst for more. Or it can bore and embarrass and leave a group with a sad sense of 'so what?' And that's an important difference, if you believe, as I do, that those stories contain something essential about who we are and who God is." Good storytelling, he explains, comes from blending your own passion, wit, and creativity with skill. This book shares the secrets of that skill, including: - The four relationships at the heart of biblical storytelling - How stories work - How to take a Bible story to pieces, and recast it to compel the listener's attention

Tell Me a Story

Talking is remembering." This first paperback edition includes an illuminating foreword by Gary Saul Morson.

Author: Roger C. Schank

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810113139

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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How are our memories, our narratives, and our intelligence interrelated? What can artificial intelligence and narratology say to each other? In this pathbreaking study by an expert on learning and computers, Roger C. Schank argues that artificial intelligence must be based on real human intelligence, which consists largely of applying old situations - and our narratives of them - to new situations in less than obvious ways. To design smart machines, Schank therefore investigated how people use narratives and stories, the nature and function of those narratives, and the connection of intelligence to both telling and listening. As Schank explains, "We need to tell someone else a story that describes our experiences because the process of creating the story also creates the memory structure that will contain the gist of the story for the rest of our lives. Talking is remembering." This first paperback edition includes an illuminating foreword by Gary Saul Morson.

How to Tell Stories to Children

My hope is that this book may be of use to those who have much to do with children. -- Preface.

Author: Sara Cone Bryant

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ISBN: UOM:39015066032288

Category: Activity programs in education

Page: 260

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The stories which are given in the following pages are for the most part those which I have found to be best liked by the children to whom I have told these and others. I have tried to reproduce the form in whihc I actually tell them--although that invariably varies with every repetition--feeling that it would be of greater value to another story-teller than a more closely literary form. My hope is that this book may be of use to those who have much to do with children. -- Preface.

A Story I Still Need to Tell

Lots of personal growth in strength and awareness, and learning how to self-love once again. This is a collection of poems and short stories about relationships and the good and bad of it all when it comes to love.

Author: Drew Lasko

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798568539940

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Page: 38

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Untold stories to share with the world. Lots of personal growth in strength and awareness, and learning how to self-love once again. This is a collection of poems and short stories about relationships and the good and bad of it all when it comes to love. Personal experiences that can maybe resonate with the heart of another. This is definitely for all of the broken, but beautiful, hearts of the world.

How to Tell the Story of an Insurgency Fifteen tales from Assam

How to Tell the Story of an Insurgency is an unflinching account of a war India has been fighting in the margins.

Author: Aruni Kashyap

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9789353576530

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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A former militant is unable to reconcile his tranquil domesticity with his brutal past. A mother walks an emotional tightrope, for her two sons - a police officer and an underground rebel - fight on opposite sides of the Assam insurgency. A deaf and mute child who sells locally brewed alcohol ventures into dangerous territory through his interaction with members of the local militant outfit. How to Tell the Story of an Insurgency is an unflinching account of a war India has been fighting in the margins. Written originally in Assamese, Bodo and English, the fifteen stories in this book attempt to humanize the longstanding, bloody conflict that the rest of India knows of only through facts and figures or reports in newspapers and on television channels.

Telling Stories the Kiowa Way

Group participation is expected. And outsiders are seldom involved. This book explores the traditional art of storytelling still practiced by Kiowas today as Gus Palmer shares conversations held with storytellers.

Author: Gus Palmer

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816522782

Category: Social Science

Page: 145

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Among the Kiowa, storytelling takes place under familiar circumstances. A small group of relatives and close friends gather. Tales are informative as well as entertaining. Joking and teasing are key components. Group participation is expected. And outsiders are seldom involved. This book explores the traditional art of storytelling still practiced by Kiowas today as Gus Palmer shares conversations held with storytellers. Combining narrative, personal experience, and ethnography in an original and artful way, PalmerÑan anthropologist raised in a traditional Kiowa familyÑshows not only that storytelling remains an integral part of Kiowa culture but also that narratives embedded in everyday conversation are the means by which Kiowa cultural beliefs and values are maintained. Palmer's study features contemporary oral storytelling and other discourses, assembled over two and a half years of fieldwork, that demonstrate how Kiowa storytellers practice their art. Focusing on stories and their meaning within a narrative and ethnographic context, he draws on a range of material, including dream stories, stories about the coming of T‡im? (the spirit of the Sun Dance) to the Kiowas, and stories of tricksters and tribal heroes. He shows how storytellers employ the narrative devices of actively participating in oral narratives, leaving stories wide open, or telling stories within stories. And he demonstrates how stories can reflect a wide range of sensibilities, from magical realism to gossip. Firmly rooted in current linguistic anthropological thought, Telling Stories the Kiowa Way is a work of analysis and interpretation that helps us understand story within its larger cultural contexts. It combines the author's unique literary talent with his people's equally unique perspective on anthropological questions in a text that can be enjoyed on multiple levels by scholars and general readers alike.

A Story to Tell

A collection of over 130 short stories first published in 1945 that illustrate such character traits as honesty, courage, and kindness, using examples from the lives of real people in order to build faith in Christ and encourage good works.

Author: Deseret Book Company

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

ISBN: 1590383591

Category: Children's stories, American.

Page: 508

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A collection of over 130 short stories first published in 1945 that illustrate such character traits as honesty, courage, and kindness, using examples from the lives of real people in order to build faith in Christ and encourage good works.

How why Stories

Following each story are storytelling tips and short modern, scientific explanations for the subject of the story.

Author: Martha Hamilton

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 0874835623

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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A collection of twenty-five traditional stories explaining why an animal or plant or natural object looks or acts the way it does. Following each story are storytelling tips and short modern, scientific explanations for the subject of the story.

Let s Tell a Story Fairy Tale Adventure

With this story-building book, readers aged 5+ can create their own fairy tale-inspired adventures, over and over again. Just read the question and choose from the vibrant pictures on the page to build the story.

Author: Lily Murray

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

ISBN: 9780711257290

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Imagine if you could have an adventure in a fairy tale world. What if you could have MILLIONS of them? With this story-building book, readers aged 5+ can create their own fairy tale-inspired adventures, over and over again. Just read the question and choose from the vibrant pictures on the page to build the story. The book is packed full of fun, silly and exciting things for the reader to choose from, including: Dressing up in a pair of glass slippers Heading off to see the Three Little Pigs Packing a pot of fairy dust for the trip Journeying alongside a talking toadstool Saying hello to Goldilocks Tasting some punch made from troll snot Once they've finished, the reader can turn back to the start and make different choices to build a completely new tale. There are millions of possible combinations and endless stories to be told! And can you find the cheeky penguin hidden on each page? You're the Hero is a series of books designed to help readers dream up their very own adventures. From selecting which hero to be and where to visit, to deciding on how the story will end and choosing a reward, the reader controls the action from start to finish. Packed full of imaginative characters, thrilling places to go, hilarious random objects and extraordinary situations to choose from, these books are made to be read again and again.