Our Top 5 Books About Storytelling
Books are a nice and relaxing way to learn about new things and be entertained.
The best ones manage to do both at the same time.
It's a skill and the best authors instinctively know how to keep us hooked from one page to the next.
Fortunately, it's one that can be developed. To that end, here are our 5 books we love about the art of storytelling:
1. The Storyteller’s Secret by Carmine Gallo
"The best selling author and communications expert Carmine Gallo reveals the secrets to telling powerful stories using fifty lessons from visionary leaders."
2. Into The Woods by John Yorke
"John Yorke, creator of the BBC Writers' Academy, takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly is a unifying shape to narrative forms. From ancient myths to big-budget blockbusters, he gets to the root of the stories that are all around us, every day."
3. Wired For Story by Lisa Kron
"Backed by recent breakthroughs in neuroscience as well as examples from novels, screenplays, and short stories, Wired for Story offers a revolutionary look at story as the brain experiences it. Each chapter zeroes in on an aspect of the brain, its corresponding revelation about story, and the way to apply it to your storytelling right now."
4. The Story Factor by Annette Simmons
"This book shares case studies of storytelling in action. They each show how stories can be used to persuade, motivate, and inspire in ways that cold facts and bullet points can't. Simmons also shares the six stories you need to know how to tell and demonstrates how they can be applied."
5. Made To Stick by Chip & Dan Heath
"Over ten years of study, Chip and Dan Heath have discovered how we latch on to information hooks. Packed full of case histories and incredible anecdotes this book offers superbly practical insights that you can apply to your own storytelling endeavours."
That's it folks! Any other books you'd recommend on the art of storytelling? We'd love to hear your recommendations below.