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Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life throug...
by Matthew Dicks

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<strong>A five-time Moth GrandSLAM winner and bestselling novelist shows how to tell a great story — and why doing so matters</strong>.<br /> <br /> Whether we realize it or not, we are always telling stories. On a first date or job interview, at a sales presentation or therapy appointment, with family or friends, we are constantly narrating events and interpreting emotions and actions. In this compelling book, storyteller extraordinaire Matthew Dicks presents wonderfully straightforward and engaging tips and techniques for constructing, telling, and polishing stories that will hold the attention of your audience (no matter how big or small). He shows that anyone can learn to be an appealing storyteller, that everyone has something “storyworthy” to express, and, perhaps most important, that the act of creating and telling a tale is a powerful way of understanding and enhancing your own life.
The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing th...
by Crown Archetype

Language

English

Pages

327

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<b><i>“</i>Wonderful." <b><i>—</i>Michiko Kakutani, <i>New York Times</i></b><br /><br />Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages</b><br /><br />Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, <i>All These Wonders</i> features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Meg Wolitzer, John Turturro, Tig Notaro, and Hasan Minhaj, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more.<br /><br /> High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.
The Moth
by James Braly

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

September 03, 2013

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For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong). Inspired by friends telling stories on a porch, The Moth was born in small-town Georgia, garnered a cult following in New York City, and then rose to national acclaim with the wildly popular podcast and Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio show <i>The Moth Radio Hour</i>.<br /><br />Stories include: writer Malcolm Gladwell's wedding toast gone horribly awry; legendary rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels' obsession with a Sarah McLachlan song; poker champion Annie Duke's two-million-dollar hand; and A. E. Hotchner's death-defying stint in a bullring . . . with his friend Ernest Hemingway. Read about the panic of former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart when he misses Air Force One after a hard night of drinking in Moscow, and Dr. George Lombardi's fight to save Mother Teresa's life.<br /><br />This will be a beloved read for existing Moth enthusiasts, fans of the featured storytellers, and all who savor well-told, hilarious, and heartbreaking stories.
Story-Flash: Step-by-Step Technology of Plot Development (Story-F...
by Alexander Astremsky

Language

English

Pages

172

Publication Date

July 21, 2018

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Author and scriptwriter Alexander Astremsky offers a <b>systematic approach</b> to plot development and screenwriting. He suggests you stop "waiting for inspiration" and use the <b>Story-Flash step-by-step technology</b> instead. He invites you to rev up “the engine of your imagination" so that you can come up with exciting stories and design them easily, professionally and without the “throes of creation.” <br /><br />The book includes such chapters as <b>"Story Development," "Episode Plan," "Character Development," “How to Make the Story as Compelling as Possible,” “How to Develop a Great Comedy Plot,” </b>etc. It includes over 60 various practical exercises, pictures and diagrams illustrating this step-by-step process. <br /><br />This book also includes the <b>Story-Flash Game</b>, which you can play by yourself or with others. It is not just an interesting and entertaining game, it is designed to boost your imagination with inspiration and break down the barriers in your mind that prevent you from creating brilliant stories with ease. <br /><br />Would you like to know how to write stories? How to write a screenplay? How to write a book? Story-Flash is a screenwriting book that will show you how to write well, how to write faster and easier.
Unhistorical Shakespeare: Queer Theory in Shakespearean Literatur...
by M. Menon

Language

English

Pages

195

Publication Date

April 30, 2016

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Unhistorical Shakespeare argues against the ideas of difference that underpin historicist studies of the past and its desires, offering, instead, the idea of homo-history to engage with issues of narcissism, anachronism, and recursiveness in conjunction with sexual desire.
You Are A Genius!: How To Master The Secrets Of The Creative Elit...
by Doc Bates

Language

English

Pages

222

Publication Date

October 25, 2018

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You Are A Genius! is a guide to summoning the creative genius within. If you are passionate about stimulating your creativity and kicking it into the stratosphere, this book will show you the way. Whether you are a composer, writer, cake decorator, painter, choreographer, entrepreneur, or graphic designer, the strategies and skills demonstrated in this book will improve your output and accelerate your creativity to the stars and beyond. Get ready for an entertaining read full of both wit and practicum, and prepare to be amazed... with yourself.
World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre Volume 4: The Arab Wor...
by Don Rubin (Series Editor)

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

September 02, 2003

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One of the first internationally published overviews of theatrical activity across the Arab World. Includes 160,000 words and over 125 photographs from 22 different Arab countries from Africa to the Middle East.
How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Build...
by Ari Herstand

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

December 20, 2016

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<p><strong>"Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual." —Jack Conte, 150+ million YouTube views, Pomplamoose, CEO of Patreon</strong></p><br /><p>Forget everything you think you know about the odds of “making it” in the music industry. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. It’s about conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising and simply working harder and being smarter than everyone else. We are living in the midst of an industry renaissance, one that has left the record companies desperately struggling to maintain their prominence, as a subculture of dedicated, DIY (do-it-yourself) musicians have taken over. These days talent is a given and success has to be earned.</p><br /><p>In 2008, Ari Herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Now, drawing from years of experience, Herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional markers of success, like record sales, hits on the radio or the amount of your label advance. Incredibly comprehensive and brutally honest throughout, <em>How to Make It in the New Music Business</em> covers every facet of the "new" business, including how to:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>Build a grass-roots fan base—and understand the modern fan</li><br /><li>Book a profitable tour, and tips for playing live, such as opening vs. headlining etiquette, and putting on a memorable show</li><br /><li>Become popular on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud</li><br /><li>Get songs placed in film and television</li><br /><li>Earn royalties you didn’t know existed and reach your crowdfunding goals</li><br /></ul><br /><p>Musicians will not only be introduced to all the tools available today but will be shown how to effectively leverage them to actually make money. More important, they will develop the mindset to be aware of new advancements both online and in the real world and always stay in tune with a constantly evolving landscape.</p><br /><p>There has never been a better time to be an independent musician. Today, fans can communicate with their idols by simply picking up their phones, artists are able to produce studio-worthy content from their basement and albums are funded not by "record men" but by generous, engaged supporters. As result, <em>How to Make It in the New Music Business</em> is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.</p>
Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling
by Philip Pullman

Language

English

Pages

489

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>From the internationally best-selling author of the <i>His Dark Materials</i> trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art--the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling.</b><br /><br />One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story--from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens, and the Brothers Grimm, among others--and delves into the role of story in education, religion, and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, <i>Daemon Voices</i> is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master, and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself.
The Art of Looking: How to Read Modern and Contemporary Art
by Lance Esplund

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

November 27, 2018

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<div><b>A veteran art critic helps us make sense of modern and contemporary art</b></div><div><br /></div><div>The landscape of contemporary art has changed dramatically during the last hundred years: from Malevich's 1915 painting of a single black square and Duchamp's 1917 signed porcelain urinal to Jackson Pollock's midcentury "drip" paintings; Chris Burden's "Shoot" (1971), in which the artist was voluntarily shot in the arm with a rifle; Urs Fischer's "You" (2007), a giant hole dug in the floor of a New York gallery; and the conceptual and performance art of today's Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramovic. The shifts have left the art-viewing public (understandably) perplexed.</div><div><br /></div><div>In <i>The Art of Looking</i>, renowned art critic Lance Esplund demonstrates that works of modern and contemporary art are not as indecipherable as they might seem. With patience, insight, and wit, Esplund guides us through the last century of art and empowers us to approach and appreciate it with new eyes. Eager to democratize genres that can feel inaccessible, Esplund encourages viewers to trust their own taste, guts, and common sense. <i>The Art of Looking</i> will open the eyes of viewers who think that recent art is obtuse, nonsensical, and irrelevant, as well as the eyes of those who believe that the art of the past has nothing to say to our present.</div>

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