THE STORYTELLER'S COOKBOOK

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BOOK DETAILS

  • Genre: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

  • SubGenre: Composition & Creative Writing

  • Language: English

  • Pages: 164

  • Format: Paperback

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781098383640

  • Content Audience: Age 13+, for complexity

CONTENT SPECIFICS

  • 20 Writing Exercises

  • Full Story Idea Workbook

  • 5 Topic Categories; Expression Medium, World Building, Plot Structure, Character Composition, Style Development

"The Storyteller's Cookbook" is the perfect tool for any writer looking for a way to outline and map their story idea before beginning the writing process. This guide is useful for creative writing students, hobbyists, authors, or anyone with an idea for a story and a fear of the blank page (or suffering from writer's block). Making the jump from the brain to the page is challenging, especially if you have no idea where to start. In the same way that cooking is easier with the recipe as a reference, writing becomes a joy when you have a plan at hand. That's what this book is for—it becomes the recipe to create your unique story.

 

Jam-packed with writing exercises and a workbook to go in-depth with your idea crafting, this book goes step-by-step to help you choose your storytelling medium, build your story world, structure your plot, understand your characters' composition, and unearth your unique voice as your story begins to take shape. Don't fear the blank page. Beat writer's block. Whatever your goal, "The Storyteller's Cookbook" is here to help bring your story to life!

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THE BREAKDOWN

This is how the Storyteller's Cookbook breaks down and defines the subject categories to make storytelling as easy to understand as possible.

EXPRESSION MEDIUM

The different types of artistic forms available for Storytellers to practice their craft and communicate with their audience.

Exercises:

-Story Core

-Target Audience

-Point of View

-Comparables

WORLD BUILDING

The creation of the rules & systems by the Storyteller to enrich the setting, cultures, character behaviors, and communities of the story being told.

Exercises:

-Sensory Aesthetics

-Functionality Spectrum

-Rules & Priorities

-Overton Window

PLOT STRUCTURE

The events of the story put into a sequence that allows thrill & tension to build in the audience as the story is revealed.

Exercises:

-Major Dramatic Question

-Main Conflict

-Event Planning

-Resolution

CHARACTER COMPOSITION

The emotional & psychological behaviors of a persona in a story that drives their actions, morality, choices, and opinions.

Exercises:

-Heartbeat

-Character Methodology

-Perception

-Ability

STYLE DEVELOPMENT

The Storyteller’s specific voice that communicates their perspective in the clearest possible manner based on their knowledge of themselves and how they want to approach the audience.

Exercises:

-Curiosity

-Know Thyself

-Authenticity

-Empathy