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The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.71 — 5,007 ratings — published 2012
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Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.27 — 13,127 ratings — published 1997
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The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.28 — 4,943 ratings — published 2007
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Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.21 — 3,916 ratings — published
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The Hero With a Thousand Faces The Hero With a Thousand Faces (Paperback)
by (shelved 81 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.13 — 36,080 ratings — published 1949
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The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling (Paperback)
by (shelved 72 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.84 — 2,544 ratings — published 2000
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Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences (Paperback)
by (shelved 63 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.15 — 4,979 ratings — published 2010
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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.96 — 81,157 ratings — published 2006
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 56 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.32 — 240,288 ratings — published 2000
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The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers (Paperback)
by (shelved 52 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.09 — 8,723 ratings — published 1992
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Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling (Paperback)
by (shelved 51 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.33 — 1,642 ratings — published 2018
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Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need (Paperback)
by (shelved 49 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.05 — 14,135 ratings — published 2005
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Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need (Paperback)
by (shelved 43 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.81 — 1,049 ratings — published 2015
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Into the Woods: A Five Act Journey Into Story Into the Woods: A Five Act Journey Into Story (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.23 — 2,615 ratings — published 2013
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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 37 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.22 — 85,038 ratings — published 1994
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The Science of Storytelling The Science of Storytelling (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 35 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.10 — 1,954 ratings — published 2019
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The Power of Myth The Power of Myth (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.24 — 47,757 ratings — published 1988
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I Am a Story I Am a Story (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.28 — 1,244 ratings — published 2016
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Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.31 — 11,840 ratings — published 2017
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The Storyteller's Secret: How the World's Most Inspiring Leaders Turn Their Passion Into Performance The Storyteller's Secret: How the World's Most Inspiring Leaders Turn Their Passion Into Performance (Hardcover)
by (shelved 29 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.89 — 2,018 ratings — published 2016
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Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (and Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the Future Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (and Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the Future
by (shelved 29 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.00 — 841 ratings — published 2012
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Improving Your Storytelling: Beyond the Basics for All Who Tell Stories in Work or Play Improving Your Storytelling: Beyond the Basics for All Who Tell Stories in Work or Play (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.60 — 191 ratings — published 1999
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Contagious: Why Things Catch On Contagious: Why Things Catch On (Hardcover)
by (shelved 28 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.97 — 23,699 ratings — published 2013
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The Tiger's Wife The Tiger's Wife (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.41 — 97,798 ratings — published 2011
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Life of Pi Life of Pi (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.92 — 1,406,520 ratings — published 2001
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Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire (Hardcover)
by (shelved 26 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.81 — 1,129 ratings — published 2012
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On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction (Hardcover)
by (shelved 25 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.86 — 386 ratings — published 2009
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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.14 — 27,566 ratings — published 2009
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Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.99 — 111,645 ratings — published 1993
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Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author's Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author's Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 23 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.34 — 2,237 ratings — published 2016
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Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.39 — 3,685 ratings — published 2015
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The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.18 — 2,617 ratings — published 1942
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Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact (Hardcover)
by (shelved 22 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.68 — 434 ratings — published 2007
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Twenty Tellable Tales: Audience Participation Folktales for the Beginning Storyteller Twenty Tellable Tales: Audience Participation Folktales for the Beginning Storyteller (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.95 — 58 ratings — published 1986
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All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World (Hardcover)
by (shelved 21 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.89 — 14,130 ratings — published 2005
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Invisible Ink: A Practical Guide to Building Stories That Resonate Invisible Ink: A Practical Guide to Building Stories That Resonate (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.43 — 1,207 ratings — published 2010
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The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.78 — 1,307 ratings — published 2004
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Storyteller's Start-Up Book Storyteller's Start-Up Book (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.67 — 85 ratings — published 1993
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Stories That Stick: How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business Stories That Stick: How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business (Hardcover)
by (shelved 19 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.39 — 1,297 ratings — published
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Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.05 — 447 ratings — published 1986
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Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds (Hardcover)
by (shelved 19 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.88 — 14,200 ratings — published 2014
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The Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story The Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.72 — 267 ratings — published 2003
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Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.98 — 6,529 ratings — published 1979
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The Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative The Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative (Hardcover)
by (shelved 19 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.63 — 344 ratings — published 2005
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Out on the Wire: Uncovering the Secrets of Radio's New Masters of Story with Ira Glass Out on the Wire: Uncovering the Secrets of Radio's New Masters of Story with Ira Glass (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.23 — 1,231 ratings — published 2015
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The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
by (shelved 18 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.38 — 1,978,737 ratings — published 2005
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Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.07 — 56,720 ratings — published 1992
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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
by (shelved 17 times as storytelling)
avg rating 4.51 — 773,161 ratings — published 2007
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The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories (Hardcover)
by (shelved 17 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.87 — 936 ratings — published 2011
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The Way of the Storyteller The Way of the Storyteller (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as storytelling)
avg rating 3.93 — 106 ratings — published 1942
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Sarah Dessen
“funny how a beautiful song could tell such a sad story”
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Joan Didion
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”
Joan Didion, The White Album

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