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The Old Lady of the Lake - Stories from the Obey River Valley
By Darren Shell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,140. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2009 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Fiction
A charming collection of fictional stories based on local folklore of the Obey River Valley, Clay County, TN. The names of all the locations are historically correct, as are the overviews of the local history surrounding the area but by and large, the main characters are fiction. If you are a historian or a genealogist, don’t look here unless you are bored on a rainy day!
Back Creek
By Leslie Goetsch
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,650. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2009 by Bancroft Press. Category: Fiction
It’s the summer of 1975. Eighteen-year-old Grace Barnett knows she should be preparing to leave for college in September. But a strange Memorial Day boating accident on the creek near her Virginia home--she’s the only witness to the apparent suicide--kicks off a series of events that will define her family’s future as well as her emerging view of life.
Tales From the Drake House Outhouse
By Joe Novara
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,250. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2010. Category: Fiction
Based on a real pioneer homestead in Kalamazoo, Michigan, this story has two 12-year olds working back in time with each ‘find’ they dig up from an historian’s dream: a 180-year old outhouse. Zach uses his imagination to create a movie script about the Drake family. Maddy objects to Zach’s notion that, “all stories are true and some of them actually happened.”
The Story Engine
By Matt Schutt
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,300. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2010 by NorLightsPress. Category: Nonfiction
The cure to writer’s block is here! THE STORY ENGINE is the best new reference guide for fiction writers since the thesaurus. It contains thousands of ideas for generating interesting characters and exciting scenes. This nuts-and-bolts guide shows writers how to generate ideas while building stories. Throw the dice and see what happens next. This is one book that invites you to steal from it!
Stone Soup: The Secret Recipe for Making Something from Nothing
By Bill Liao
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,370. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2010 by Bookshaker.com. Category: Nonfiction
On a cold night a storyteller who knew the limitless power of words visited a famine-Stricken village and, finding no fireside for a fable, began boiling a stone in a big pot in sight of everyone. One by one the curious villagers were encouraged to join in the feast of Stone Soup and one by one they believed in and contributed to the feast that inevitably resulted...
The Storyteller's Art: How Not to Bore Your Reader to Sleep, Tears, or Homicide
By Francis W. Porretto
Price: Free! Words: 36,330. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
Do you want to tell memorable, vivid, life-altering stories? With plots that embed real knowledge about the natures and ways of men? Do you want to create characters that will haunt your readers' dreams? Do you want to learn the discipline to unite all the above, without overdressing your plots or distoring your characters to make them serve a theme for which they're ill-equipped? Start here!
Story Time Stories That Rhyme Newsletter Series Vol 2010
By Story Time Stories That Rhyme
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
Story Time Stories That Rhyme Newsletter Series Vol 2010 is a collection of educational, entertaining and informative stories and activities. Some of the contents include: Story Activity For Physical Education 4 Writing Words That Rhyme, 3 Making Stories From Lists Example A, 6 Making Stories From Lists Example B, 7 Making Stories From Lists Example C, 9 Story Ti
The Stonemason Who Fell Down to Heaven
By Robert Bela Wilhelm
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2010. Category: Fiction
Seven morality tales from Medieval England inspired by the same rich traditions of the Mystery Plays. Besides the title story, the others are Godric's Sheep, All Shall Be Well, In the Company of Angels, The Visitation of Dame Margery Kempe, The Peddler of Sawffham, and Cadmon's Song of Creation. They are set in the towns and countrysides of East Anglia during Anglo-Saxon and Medieval times.
The Dreamstarter Book
By Jennifer Karin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2010. Category: Fiction
The Dreamstarter Book is a storytelling activity book that introduces adventures and asks, “What happens next?” Through storytelling prompts, children learn how to stretch their imaginations while finishing the tale with infinite possibilities. A perfect companion for car rides and rainy days, The Dreamstarter Book is the winner of the Book of the Year Award from Creative Child magazine.
The Dreamstarter Book, Volume 2
By Jennifer Karin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,090. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2010. Category: Fiction
The Dreamstarter Book, Volume 2 contains story starters and activities to help unlock the awesome power of your child’s imagination. The book is divided into helpful storytelling sections: Getting Started, Characters, Illustration, Setting, and Group Activities. And, at the request of young readers, this edition contains more hair-raising adventures. A perfect introduction to creative writing.