The Amazing Story Generator

Creates Thousands of Writing Prompts
Author: Jay Sacher
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452111001
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 162
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The Amazing Story Generator creates thousands of different story prompts! This flipbook for writers and other creative types allows users to randomly combine three different elements to generate a unique story idea. With hundreds of settings, characters, and plots to mix and match, the possibilities are just about endless. Packed with colorful, wacky, and engaging prompts, this is the perfect tool for jump-starting fresh new short stories, novels, scripts, screenplays, and improv sessions.

Plots Unlimited

For the Writer of Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Screenplays, and Television Episodes : a Creative Source for Generating a Virtually Limitless Number and Variety of Story Plots and Outlines
Author: Tom Sawyer,Arthur David Weingarten
Publisher: Ashleywilde, Inc.
ISBN: 9780962747601
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 296
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This is a veritable thesaurus of exciting plot twists and story moves that work for any composition of any genre.

1,000 Character Writing Prompts

Villains, Heroes and Hams for Scripts, Stories and More
Author: Bryan Cohen
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781475103137
Category: Reference
Page: 287
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"If character development is your problem, this detailed reference tool for any writer is the solution. Covering a variety of genres, time periods and styles, [this] adds nuance and depth to the typical character stereotypes many writers rely on. " --P. [4] of cover.

Image & Imagination

Ideas and Inspiration for Teen Writers
Author: Nick Healy,Kristen McCurry
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 1630790443
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 256
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More than 150 compelling photos and provocative writing prompts work together in this hybrid photo book/journal to inspire young adults to think, dream, create. Writers looking for inspiration and ideas will find what they need here. Image and Imagination is a repository of story starters, a practice space for fun and informal writing, and a turnkey to unlock the writer within.

The Official Movie Plot Generator

27,000 Hilarious Movie Plot Combinations
Author: Brothers Heimberg,Justin Heimberg,Jason Heimberg
Publisher: Seven Footer Press
ISBN: 9780974043913
Category: Humor
Page: 30
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Presents a collection of twenty-seven thousand humorous movie plot combinations and ideas.


The Classic Plot Suggestion Tool for Writers of Creative Fiction
Author: William Wallace Cook
Publisher: Norton Creek Press
ISBN: 0981928471
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 308
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Have you struggled to expand your initial idea into a complete story? Plotting can be frustrating work! What if there were a tool for this very problem, so you could navigate these uncharted waters as quickly as possible? A tool that starts with what you have (a situation, perhaps, or a group of characters) and sets you on the road to new possibilities? Plotto does all this. Created by a master of organized creativity, William Wallace Cook (one of the most prolific writers in history), Plotto has been prized by professional authors and screenwriters since its publication in 1928, and is still in demand today, with copies of the original edition selling for up to $400. This Norton Creek Edition is an exact reproduction of Cook's work. To keep the book down to a manageable size (300 pages of very small type) while retaining its powerful features, Cook uses a telegraphic format that takes some getting used to, so working your way carefully through the introduction and its examples is the key to professional-quality results. Because Plotto was written in the Twenties, its situations can seem old-fashioned and its terminology politically incorrect, but these problems are more apparent than real. Cook himself wrote both westerns and early classics of science fiction, so you see how replacing stagecoach with star ship or dance hall girl with male stripper are within the reach of anyone using the Plotto system, and, in fact, this kind of substitution is how the book is intended to be used, and is the key to its flexibility and enduring popularity.

1200 Creative Writing Prompts

Author: Melissa Donovan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615911618
Category: Authorship
Page: 172
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"Perfect for writers who are feeling uninspired or who simply want to tackle a new writing challenge, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts has something for everyone. Whether you write fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, you'll find plenty of fresh ideas inside this book" --

The Writer's Book of Matches

1,001 Prompts to Ignite Your Fiction
Author: Staff Of Fresh Boiled Peanuts
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582974118
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Designed to help writers find inspiration anytime, anywhere, The Writer's Book of Matches is both muse and exercise partner for beginning and professional writers. This dynamic title: Is jam-packed with 1,001 creative prompts - more than any other book on the market Provides a spectrum of prompts, including situational, dialogue oriented, and point-of-view changing exercises Shares dozens of sidebars containing humorous and inspiring quotes from famous authors about the writing life, idea creation, and writer's block With appendices that show writers how to adapt the prompts in new and exciting ways, this book of writing matches will ignite writers' creative fires for years to come.

Origami Chic

A Guide to Foldable Fashion
Author: Sok Song
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1623707730
Page: 240
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Transform a simple sheet of paper into a runway-ready outfit with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrated diagrams from origami master Sok Song. With thirty unique origami models, youÍll create one-of-a-kind gowns and sophisticated dresses for elegant occasions, as well as everyday items such as jeans, sweaters, and jackets „ plus accessories to complete every look. Everything you need to create a custom origami wardrobe is included „ all you have to do is fold.

Story Prompts That Work

52 Detailed, Tested Story Starters for Short Stories and Flash Fiction (for Adults and Teens)
Author: Carly Berg
Publisher: Magic Lantern Press
ISBN: 9780996254755
Page: 150
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There's nothing like a well-crafted, guided story starter to put a stop to that dreaded empty computer screen! Story Prompts That Work includes enough detailed prompts to write a story a week for an entire year (and then go back and use the prompts again the next year). Each prompt has enough options and examples that they'll work well for just about anyone. Carly Berg is a freelance writer who's also been both an editor and a teacher, so she's got you covered on this one. Other Books by Carly Berg: Writing Flash Fiction: How To Write Very Short Stories and Get Them Published (Then Re-Publish Them All Together as a Book) Coffee House Lies: 100 Cups of Flash Fiction

On Writing

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743455967
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 297
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Hardworking Erasers

Author: Sukie
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452158426
Page: 5
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This adorable set of erasers puts the fun in function! Five different animal-shaped erasers are cleverly packaged in a box designed to look like a city bus, with die-cut windows revealing the cuteness within. Make no mistake, these friendly little erasers are ready to get to work!

Plotto Instruction Booklet

Master the Plotto System in Seven Lessons
Author: William Wallace Cook
Publisher: Norton Creek Press
ISBN: 9781938099045
Category: Reference
Page: 60
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This "Plotto Instruction Booklet" has been out of print since 1934, which is a shame, since it's difficult to figure out how to use "Plotto" without it! Originally used by William Wallace Cook as the textbook for a course in using "Plotto, " it goes through both the mechanics and the philosophy of creating plots with "Plotto." The "Plotto Instruction Booklet" in its original form is almost impossible to find, and in fact I owned a copy of "Plotto" for years before even realized that it existed. I was fortunate enough to track down a copy only 60 miles away and borrow it long enough to copy it. "Plotto" is the opposite of a random plot generator: using it will not write a story for you, or even structure one. It offers suggestions that you are expect to-required to-customize to fit the needs of your story. "Plotto" is a structured way of stimulating your imagination into creating the situations and conflicts you need, whether for a short story, a screenplay, or a novel. A century ago, William Wallace Cook was a pulp fiction writer famous for his immense output, solid creativity, and his use of organization and technology to ease the task of writing stories at high speed. His non-fiction books, "Plotto" and "The Fiction Factory, " are available through Norton Creek Press.

The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide

Prompts and Activities to Create the Most Interesting Story for Your Character
Author: James D’Amato
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 1507208375
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 272
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Ramp up your role-playing game (RPG) and make your character your own with this fun, interactive workbook—an essential addition to any player’s gaming kit. You’ve chosen your class, bought your weapons, and rolled for your stats, and you’re now the proud owner of your own RPG (role-playing game) avatar. But before you begin your adventure, there’s so much more you can do with your character to make him or her your own! Just how evil is she? What does his dating profile look like? Where did she get that scar? What does he want for his birthday? With fill-in-the blank narratives, prompts, and fun activities to help you customize your character at the start of the game, or build out your backstory as you play, The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Book will help you fully imagine your character and bring them to life for the ultimate gaming experience!

People Pencils

10 Graphite Pencils
Author: Sukie
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452145860
Category: Art
Page: 10
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Each of these ten eraser-topped graphite pencils is illustrated to look like a different character, making for a phenomenally friendly set of writing companions.

The Story Grid

What Good Editors Know
Author: Shawn Coyne
Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
ISBN: 1936891360
Category: Reference
Page: 344
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WHAT IS THE STORY GRID? The Story Grid is a tool developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments. It's like a CT Scan that takes a photo of the global story and tells the editor or writer what is working, what is not, and what must be done to make what works better and fix what's not. The Story Grid breaks down the component parts of stories to identify the problems. And finding the problems in a story is almost as difficult as the writing of the story itself (maybe even more difficult). The Story Grid is a tool with many applications: 1. It will tell a writer if a Story ?works? or ?doesn't work. 2. It pinpoints story problems but does not emotionally abuse the writer, revealing exactly where a Story (not the person creating the Story'the Story) has failed. 3. It will tell the writer the specific work necessary to fix that Story's problems. 4. It is a tool to re-envision and resuscitate a seemingly irredeemable pile of paper stuck in an attic drawer. 5. It is a tool that can inspire an original creation.

The Seven Basic Plots

Why We Tell Stories
Author: Christopher Booker
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826452092
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 728
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"This book at last provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using a wealth of examples, from ancient myths and folk tales, via the plays and novels of great literature to the popular movies and TV soap operas of today, it shows that there are seven archetypal themes which recur throughout every kind of storytelling." "But this is only the prelude to an investigation into how and why we are 'programmed' to imagine stories in these ways, and how they relate to the inmost patterns of human psychology. Drawing on a vast array of examples, from Proust to detective stories, from the Marquis de Sade to E.T., Christopher Booker then leads us through the extraordinary changes in the nature of storytelling over the past 200 years, and why so many stories have 'lost the plot' by losing touch with their underlying archetypal purpose."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A Compendium of Collective Nouns

From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras
Author: Woop Studios
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452129525
Category: Reference
Page: 236
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This illustrated guide compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to life in stunningly colorful, graphic artwork from the design dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the diversity of terms collected here covers topics from plants and animals (a parade of elephants, an embarrassment of pandas) to people and things (a pomposity of professors, an exultation of fireworks) and range from the familiar (a pride of lions) to the downright obscure (an ooze of amoebas). Pronunciations, definitions, etymologies, and historical anecdotes make this beautiful book an entertaining read, a standout reference, and a visual treat. Language lovers and art appreciators alike will be captivated by this gem, rich in word and image.