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What the Wind Picked Up: Proof that a Single Idea Can Launch a Thousand Stories

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The members of ChiLibris, all multi-published Christian novelists, remember when they had the same fear. Something they've all discovered is that it isn't the idea that is so unique--since the same basic stories are told again and again, and we never tire of hearing them. What's unique is the expression of those ideas. To show new writers that they can relax about their id ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published February 7th 2005 by iUniverse
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James Beary
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it. I often feel like the writing is too smart for me. I had the same problem with 1Q84
Tim Chavel
Mar 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a collection of short stories. Robert Whitlow by favorite author has one story in the collection. The book was written according to the back cover, "To show new writers that they can relax about their ideas - and simply celebrate the diversity of their storytelling gifts - the members of ChiLibris undertook this book. Each writer made something different from the same basic ideas. Each of the 21 short stories in this book uses the same five elements:

THE FIRST LINE: THE WIND WAS PICKING
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Melissa
Nov 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Collection of short stories all around the same theme. Interesting idea, but got kind of tedious to read after a while.
Tessa Stockton
Reread. Great experiment demonstrating diversity in creativity revolving around a common idea.
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