What are the best books that can teach us about storytelling? Being able to tell and write stories is an essential life skill – both business and private. So let’s take a look at the top storytelling tips. Read along…

Discover the best books on storytelling

Discover our list of the best storytelling books now. Tips, advice and stories for anyone who would like to master this art. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Storytelling of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

The updated top 10 list: the best books about storytelling

Best Books About StorytellingAuthor
Long Story ShortMargot Leitman
The Science of StorytellingWill Storr
The Nightingale Kristin Hannah
All the Light We Cannot See: A NovelAnthony Doerr
Lisey’s StoryStephen King
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark André Øvredal
StorycraftJack Hart
Wired for Story Lisa Cron
The Storyteller: Tales Out of LonelinessWalter Benjamin
Good Night Stories for Rebel GirlsElena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

THE Book On Storytelling: How to Increase Your Impact, Influence and Income with the Power of Stories

What story you tell is one of the most important skills of doing business. Are you not as successful as before? Do you want to know if you should change your story or the way you bring it to the people? We think this book will be of great help for those who underestimate the effect of storytelling.

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

Discover the theory of storytelling by reading this book by Jonathan Gottschall. Stories make things clear instead of complicating life. That is why we are drawn to stories; we need them to shape our life, thus making them essential for humans.

Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films

Remember the Pixar short film where small birds are sitting on a wire when a big bird wants to join them? Of course you remember the naked little bird bodies with their feathers flying around. That is what storytelling does; it makes you laugh, it touches your soul, it makes you remember. Learn how.

Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling

Phillip Pullman has decided to share with us how he works on a story and how many other authors develop a storyline. Dive into the mind of a storytelling genius. It will be worth it.

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft 

A part of this book focuses on the life of Stephen King, and the other part teaches you about how to write. From basic tools to practical skills; this book can be a great inspiration and input to perfect your writing qualities.

Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results

Having a story to tell and writing the words down on paper are two very different aspects. If your career or life could use some advice on your writing skills when it comes to storytelling, then this is a book on our top ten list that you shouldn’t miss.

The Structure of Story: How to Write Great Stories by Focusing on What Really Matters (Kiingo Storytelling Book 1) 

A good story is not just about having inspiration; it is also about techniques, patters and following certain steps. This guide will tell you exactly what you need to know on the structure of a story to let your message come across.

Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio

This book describes what makes or breaks narrative radio shows and why that is the case. What makes a story that you want to keep listening to the radio to hear every last word that is being said?

The Last Book on the Left: Stories of Murder and Mayhem from History’s Most Notorious Serial Killers

Ben Kissel and Tom Neely explain why a podcast on serial killers has so many followers. For those who find listening better than seeing, ‘The Last Book on the Left’ will result in both hilarious and haunting situations.

On The Roof: A look inside Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

Samantha Hahn is a member of the musical cast of Fiddler on the Roof. In this book she discusses how the “Yiddish Fiddler” was created, and what makes it so special.

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