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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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.

How To Tell a Story and Others

The Humorous Story an American Development.--Its Difference from Comic and
Witty Stories. 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
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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781613100424

Category: American essays

Page: 333

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How to Tell a Story and Other Essays is a useful book even if it isn't the funniest thing ever - and the title essay really is chock-full of good, solid advice for budding writers. In the literary line, "In Defence of Harriet Shelley" is a lengthy demolition of Prof. Edward Dowden's 1886 attempt at a biography of English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Dowden laid all the blame for Shelley's contemptible excesses on Shelley's first wife, Harriet (a child bride aged 16). "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences" is a rich chortle made richer by the fact that its seemingly hyperbolic charges are all perfectly true. Other selections include "Traveling with a Reformer," "Private History of the 'Jumping Frog' Story," "Mental Telegraphy Again," "What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us," and "A Little Note to M. Paul Bourget." Today's readers probably know less about Paul Bourget than they know of the poet Shelley, and care not at all about 19th-century authorial cat fights.

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.

How to Tell a Story and Other Essays

The humorous story bubbles gently along, the others burst.

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798696362182

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Page: 26

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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.The humorous story may be spun out to great length, and may wander around as much as it pleases, and arrive nowhere in particular; but the comic and witty stories must be brief and end with a point. The humorous story bubbles gently along, the others burst.

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 the Story of an Insurgency Fifteen tales from Assam

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 ...

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.

Tell Me a Story

Why Stories Are Essential to Effective Safety Training Elaine T. Cullen, Albert H.
Fein, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Niosh - SRL noortion
with Stope Goddess Films Msinen five different mines . This video also won an ...

Author: Elaine T. Cullen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: PSU:000056856682

Category: Reference

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This Report of Investigations describes the theoretical frameworks that were used, the process that was developed to produce the videos, and the results of the evaluations as to whether or not they were effective in training new and experienced miners.

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

Stories to Tell and How to Tell Them

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.

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..............

How to Tell Stories to Children and Some Stories to Tell

Never, since the really old days, has story-telling so nearly reached a recognized level of dignity as a legitimate and general art of entertainment as now. (From the Introduction) Every writer needs this book available as a constant ...

Author: Sara Cone Bryant

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365591464

Category: Art

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How Does a Storyteller Keep their Audience Spellbound - and Why Should Writers Learn This Craft? In the midst of the group stood a frail-looking woman with bright eyes. She was telling a story, a children's story, about a good and a bad little mouse. She had been asked to do that thing, for a purpose, and she did it, therefore. But it was easy to see from the expressions of the listeners how trivial a thing it seemed to them. That was at first. But presently the room grew quieter; and yet quieter. The faces relaxed into amused smiles, sobered in unconscious sympathy, finally broke in ripples of mirth. The story-teller had come to her own. Never, since the really old days, has story-telling so nearly reached a recognized level of dignity as a legitimate and general art of entertainment as now. (From the Introduction) Every writer needs this book available as a constant reference and reminder of their art. Get Your Copy Now.

Tell Me a Story

disturb her yet , though his little heart was bursting with impatience to tell her the
beautiful news . “ I might , any way , run and tell Lily at once , ” thought he , and
he set off at full speed towards the farm where his little friend lived . But he had
not ...

Author: Mrs. Molesworth

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021305258

Category: Children's stories, English

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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.