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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

The Creativity Project

An Awesometastic Story Collection
Author: Colby Sharp
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316507784
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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Book advocate Colby Sharp presents more than forty beloved, award-winning, diverse and bestselling authors and illustrators in a creative challenge! Colby Sharp invited more than forty authors and illustrators to provide story starters for each other; photos, drawings, poems, prose, or anything they could dream up. When they received their prompts, they responded by transforming these seeds into any form of creative work they wanted to share. The result is a stunning collection of words, art, poetry, and stories by some of our most celebrated children book creators. A section of extra story starters by every contributor provides fresh inspiration for readers to create works of their own. Here is an innovative book that offers something for every kind of reader and creator! With contributions by Sherman Alexie, Tom Angleberger, Jessixa Bagley, Tracey Baptiste, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Peter Brown, Lauren Castillo, Kate DiCamillo, Margarita Engle, Deborah Freedman, Adam Gidwitz, Chris Grabenstein, Jennifer L. Holm, Victoria Jamieson, Travis Jonker, Jess Keating, Laurie Keller, Jarret J. Krosoczka, Kirby Larson, Minh Lê, Grace Lin, Kate Messner, Daniel Nayeri, Naomi Shihab Nye, Debbie Ohi, R.J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dav Pilkey, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Dan Santat, Gary Schmidt, John Schu, Colby Sharp, Bob Shea, Liesl Shurtliff, Lemony Snicket, Laurel Snyder, Javaka Steptoe, Mariko Tamaki, Linda Urban, Frank Viva, and Kat Yeh.

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.

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.

Imaginary World Of

Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399165258
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 192
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A book of prompts to fill in and let your imagination and creativity run free.

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.

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!

Your Story Is Your Power

Free Your Feminine Voice
Author: Elle Luna,Susie Herrick
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 152350398X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 192
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HOW DO YOU DEFINE YOURSELF? IN A VERY REAL SENSE, we define ourselves through our stories. If we can truly understand the stories that made us the women we are, including the motivations behind our actions and thoughts, we can take charge of how our future unfolds. WHAT IS AT THE HEART OF YOUR STORY? Follow the prompts, tools, questions, and advice through a labyrinth of self-discovery to reach the center of your voice, your power, your truth. And then learn how to share that story—and all of your Feminine Power—with a world that needs to hear it.

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 Neverending Story

Author: Michael Ende
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525556044
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 448
View: 1974

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Read the book that inspired the classic coming-of-age film before it's back onscreen in select theaters this September! From award-winning German author Michael Ende, The Neverending Story is a classic tale of one boy and the book that magically comes to life. When Bastian happens upon an old book called The Neverending Story, he's swept into the magical world of Fantastica--so much that he finds he has actually become a character in the story! And when he realizes that this mysteriously enchanted world is in great danger, he also discovers that he is the one chosen to save it. Can Bastian overcome the barrier between reality and his imagination in order to save Fantastica? "An instantaneous leap into the magical . . . Energetic, innovative, and perceptive"—The Washington Post "A trumpet blast for the imagination."—Sunday Times

Steps to Writing Well

Author: Jean Wyrick
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133311318
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 656
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Reliable and straightforward, this text has helped thousands of students learn to write well. Jean Wyrick’s rhetorically organized STEPS TO WRITING WELL is known for its student-friendly tone and the clear way it presents the basics of essay writing in an easy-to-follow progression of useful lessons and activities. Through straightforward advice and thoughtful assignments, the text gives students the practice they need to approach writing well-constructed essays with confidence. With Wyrick’s helpful instruction and the book’s professional samples by both well-known classic and contemporary writers, STEPS TO WRITING WELL sets students on a solid path to writing success. Everything students need to begin, organize, and revise writing--from choosing a topic to developing the essay to polishing prose--is right here! In the twelfth edition, Wyrick updates and refines the book’s successful approach, adding useful new discussions, readings, exercises, essay assignments, and visual images for analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

And Then... I Wrote a Story

Author: M. H. Clark
Publisher: Compendium Incorporated
ISBN: 9781938298318
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 84
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This notebook is a place for you to write your story, and all the other stories you want to tell. Once you write them down, you can choose to share them with other people, or keep them to yourself. You and your story know just what to do. Read a card from the And Then Story Starters Volume One set, then place it in the pocket. Think for a moment. How would you like the story to end? When you've come up with an idea you like, choose a page in this notebook with a picture that matches your story and write down your ending!

The Very Short Story Starter

101 Flash Fiction Prompts for Creative Writing
Author: John Gillard
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781419730139
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 208
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Think about your writing from a new perspective and learn to tell a story in the most effective way possible with this flash fiction workbook. Popular with creative writers around the world, flash fiction is an ultra-short story format (usually 1,000 words or less) that distills a narrative into its most economic and impactful form. In this lay-flat paperback workbook you'll find 101 flash fiction writing prompts, each crafted to inspire an incredible variety of very short stories. Some prompts instruct you to focus on setting or developing a specific character. Other prompts ask you to play with story structure, to begin at the end or jump right into the middle of the action. You are also encouraged to bring the journal to different locations (a coffee shop or a museum) and take story cues from your surroundings. With helpful writing tips and just the right amount of space to write, this journal is the perfect tool to jump-start a flash fiction writing practice.

Writing Wild

Forming a Creative Partnership with Nature
Author: Tina Welling
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608682870
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 248
View: 3417

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Align Your Creative Energy with Nature’s “Everything we know about creating,” writes Tina Welling, “we know intuitively from the natural world.” In Writing Wild, Welling details a three-step “Spirit Walk” process for inviting nature to enliven and inspire our creativity.