Periodic Table of Storytelling Elements
Simple Keys To Effective Plot Structure - Storymastery.com
From Rick Duris:
"...Kevin Costner's eulogy for Whitney Houston. When read on paper, it's a great piece of writing. What does Kevin Costner do? "... say some stories.""
Two Graces Taos: Eulogy for Whitney Houston by Kevin Costner, February 18, 2012
From Miss Lizzie:
"...a memo from Jeffrey Katzenberg to his execs at Disney, after the flop that was Dick Tracey...Not everything's relevant to copywriting of course, but Katzenberg makes some great points about the importance of story, a central idea and even marketing and testing."
Letters of Note: Some Thoughts on Our Business
David Mamet memo on dramatic writing
The Five Key Turning Points of All Successful Movie Scripts by Michael Hague
An Interview With Robert McKee
Quirky Secret of Marketing Successfully
Crash Course in Storytelling
The Big Sales Copy Tip… Who Are You? - Jimmy Curley "Street Marketing" Blog
Phil's Forum for Independent Retailer Success: Say Something Interesting
What 3 Brands Can Teach You About Storytelling
Once Upon a Time Copywriters Used Storytelling To Write Irresistible Copy
Storytelling Secrets of Top Salespeople
Discover 7 Ways Storytelling Helps You Write Irresistible Copy
The Savvy Copywriter
Confessions Of A Story Junkie- John Carlton
What Hollywood Producer David Mamet Can Teach You About Copywriting and Storytelling
How To Sell A $1 Snow Globe For $59: The Real ROI Of Brand Storytelling | Fast Company
The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar
What's the difference between capturing an emotion and creating a mood?
Storytelling Power In Ad Copy
The Copywriter’s Sweet Revenge
How to Craft Cash-Creating Climactic Copy | Michel Fortin on Copywriting, Marketing, Business, and Life
How to Create a Plot Outline « This Business of Writing
The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains
The Neuroscience of Your Brain On Fiction
Improving Your Storytelling by Doug Lipman
The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes...
The Elements of Persuasion: The Five Key Elements... (via Mike Humphreys)
The Secrets Of Action Screenwriting" by William... (via Mike Humphreys)
Ice To The Eskimos
Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using...
"Winning the Story Wars," by Jonah Sachs
David Gordon's Therapeutic Metaphors
Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story by Peter Guber
THE WRITER'S JOURNEY by Christopher Vogler
All Marketers Are Liars by Seth Godin
The Bible by Various Authors
"Story" by Robert McKee
On Writing by Stephen King
"Hooked - Write Fiction that Grabs Reader from Page One and Never Lets Them Go" by Les Edgerton
On Writing Well, by William Zinsser
20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them: Ronald...
Story Proof: The Science Behind the Startling...
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others...
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The...
Amazon.com: The Art of Dramatic Writing...
The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and...
Storytelling: Branding in Practice eBook: Baris...
Stein on Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the...
Amazon.com: The Art of Dramatic Writing...
Unlimited Selling Power: How to Master Hypnotic...
Buying Trances: A New Psychology of Sales and...
Writing for Emotional Impact: Advanced Dramatic...
Covers targeting emotions.
Various Novellas, Short Stories, Etc.
Courses and other Products
Connecting With Stories
Story Selling... Troy White Shows You How To Turn Your Stories Into Wealth
Effortless Influence by Daniel Levis
Kick Ass Copywriting Secrets Of A Marketing Rebel by John Carlton
StoryTelling: How to Create Clear and Memorable Business Stories
iVersity - Future of Storytelling
Myth and Truth in Story Selling | Kevin Rogers|Direct Response Copywriting Expert|Marketing Consultant|The Copywriter's Edge
John Carlton Interview w David Jenyns- Explains the importance of being able
to tell a story
John Carlton on the Power of Story Telling in Copy: Extended Seminar on MP3
John Carlton Seminar
One Sentence Perusasion Course
Blair Warren's One Sentence Persuasion Course
Seven Story Secrets by Vin Montello
Jonah Sachs on how "Winning the Story Wars" came to be written
Classified Ads Using Storytelling
eBay item 4146756343 (Ends Apr-28-04 15:37:01 PDT) - SIZE 12 WEDDING DRESS/GOWN NO RESERVE
(related: The Seattle Times: Local News: Fact is, wedding-dress guy's eBay pitch includes some fiction )
Wesley Crusher Trading Card Ruined and Autographed by Wil Wheaton | eBay
Storytelling in Music
How I Made Money By Listening To Country Music And How You Can Too
How to use storytelling to sell art:
Watch | Everything Is a Remix
Jay O'Callahan: The Power of Storytelling on Vimeo
Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story | Video on TED.com
Use STORIES to Perk Up Your Business - YouTube
Ira Glass on Storytelling, part 1 of 4 - YouTube
Stand In: Trey Parker & Matt Stone | mtvu.com
Obsessives - Soda Pop - YouTube
The Fantastic Russell Brand on Robert McKee's Story Seminar
Big Think Interview With Robert McKee
Fiction Authors Known For Great Storytelling
(Comments are from Warrior posts in other threads.)
"Make me wish I lived in Ireland."
"...masterful use of end-of-chapter teases."
"The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay"
Amazing flow in his writing.
Great scene setter and Bryce was a professional
copywriter for many years before becoming an author.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
"...knows how to elicit vivid imagination from the reader."
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes novelettes and stories.
Series: The Outlander Series.
"The Sword of Truth"
He had an amazing ability to put a story across and make it real.
including the Nick Adams stories
Robert E. Howard
Wheel of Time series. Epic fantasy.
Great for crime stories.
Daphne Du Maurier
Makes history come alive.
Frank McCourt. Amazing writing and a great example of opening up
to your reader.
Kafka on the Shore
"...attention-getting prose and remarkable metaphors."
"As Gary Bencivenga has said, metaphors are the most important form of story in copy."
Well-known fiction author. Writes some killer suspense and thriller novels.
Edgar Allen Poe
Russian folk stories
Vladimir Propp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Shipping News
Dark sci-fi, noir-ish.
Lord Peter Wimsey and other stories.
Hunter S. Thompson
Counter-terrorist/hunt down the bad dudes books.
John Kennedy Toole
A Confederacy of Dunces
The consummate storyteller.
Sci-fi. "Regarded by some as the greatest living writer working in the English language."
Robert Louis Stevenson
Parody Sales Letters with Crazy/Humorous Story Lines
Buy My Stupid Ebook
Country Boy Riches
You're A Poor Loser
Learn Copywriting from the Greatest Copywriter - Perhaps the Greatest Human Being - Who Ever Walked the Earth
Mystic Mayan Power Cloak
How YOU Can Start and Build a Money Making Machine that Brings in Money So Fast You'll Need to Buy a FLEET of Brinks Trucks to Carry All Your Cash In
Click Here You Idiot
Amazon Product Storylines
Amazon.com: Funniest Amazon Product Reviews
Catalog/ Ecommerce Retailers Using Stories
Banana Republic catalogs from the 80s
J Peterman Company
Garagiste Wine- Wine sold through email with stories
Frank Lewis Schultz "A Fluke Of Nature" grapefruit ad via Joe Sugarman
Email Marketers Using Lots of Storytelling
Craigslist Ads Using Storytelling
Hilarious Yoga Mat for Sale Ad on Craigslist
The Most Awesome Craigslist Ad Is for a Beat-Up Bike
Subaru Craigslist Ad Is Brutally, Hilariously Honest About Used Car's Unusual Qualities