Start With A Story: A Mini Guide On Opening Your Book With A Tale
Whose Hat Is This?
The hat dropped, and he looked at the name on it, wondering if he had an idea who it was for. The hat previously sat atop someone’s head, surely, and now it had collected dust, a sign of its tale?—?-it’s been unused for a long time. It’s had a long journey as someone’s head gear, and now as no one’s. But where he found it is a good place to start if he is to find who last owned it. It was nestled in a corner of the street near a coffee shop. The coffee shop itself had long been in that location, and is a local favorite. And for tales, the coffee shop had it’s share of many, some documented, some told, some swept under the carpet, some not to be uttered. Well, the hat’s interesting and it’s not too far from the coffee shop. What can be had by finding a connection between the two. What can be known about the last owner from going through the shop’s many tales? Engaged with that thought, Jack, stayed a while and took in the moment, and thought some more. He has to know who this man is, and how the hat ended up where he found it…
Are you still reading? Are you wondering what’s going on? Or what’s going to happen? Well, there’s the power of a story, and the title of the guide tells why I wrote this. The power of stories have been long documented by many other people throughout history. But for this short guide, let’s focus on it’s power to open your book, to act as a door to your book, to usher in your reader, to be your first few words, your opening lines, your first paragraph, essay, or chapter. That’s what I want to delve into with this guide. If you've ever thought about using stories to start your book, blog posts,essays, and other writing pieces, this guide will introduce you to a number of ideas on how to do exactly that.
Start With A Story. A Mini Guide On Opening Your Book With A Tale
If you've ever thought about writing your first book or a small book, or even an article and would like to open it with compelling storytelling get this book (49 pages).
What you will learn? In this guide I will show you this:
1. How to write your own opening lines through the power of empathy, understanding your reader.
2. How some of the best you know have opened their writing, and what you can learn from that.
3. Take lessons from how President Obama used a story to open a key speech and how that applies to your writing. 4. How the president of Virgin group, Richard Branson, used a story to open one of his book to great effect.
4. How CEO of Highrise, a software company used a story to convey a good point in a blog post.
5. Watch me breakdown how I took my story and recast it to open my previous book and start collecting email sign ups.
6. Also, let me show you how to pick up compelling stories close to you that you may not see.
7. And more! This guide is short, concise, easy to read, and all in 49 pages! Get the lessons in no time!
I also added writing tips and lessons from some of the best to ever do it: Robert Frost, Rudyard Kipling, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ethan Hawke, Darcy Obrien, Lillian Helman, and others.
Credits: Book cover photo by Lechon Kirb via www.unsplash.com
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And my book "Start With A Story: A Mini Guide To Opening Your Book With A Tale" is about the power of stories. They have been long documented by many other people throughout history. But for this short guide, let’s focus on it’s power to open your book, to act as a door to your book, to usher in your reader, to be your first few words, your opening lines, your first paragraph, essay, or chapter. That’s what I want to delve into with this guide. If you've ever thought about using stories to start your book, blog posts,essays, and other writing pieces, this guide will introduce you to a number of ideas on how to do exactly that.
So start with compelling storytelling by getting this book (All in 49 pages).