Books for Storytellers

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

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

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

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 Great Story

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

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

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

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

Tell Your Story: How to Write for Your Grandchildren

Telling Stories: An Anthology for Writers

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

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

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)

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