Tell Me (How To Write) A Story


Thought-provoking editorial exercises with a human touch.

E.J. Runyon weaves tasks and anecdotes together to draw the reader/writer along a brilliant journey of creative self-discovery…as well as self-editing. Tell Me (How to Write) a Story will teach you solid storytelling practices for getting your ideas from your mind to the page.

286 pages (58,500 words)

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Learning the what without the why doesn’t make for good editing.

Too many books tell you what you need to do during a round of editing…but they very rarely explain why that need exists. Without explanation and examples to help your understanding, craft basics can feel restrictive and unbearable.

You might have already begun writing something you’ve had a great idea for, but a great story requires more than the gift of inspiration. Tell Me (How to Write) a Story takes you through the first steps of what you need to know to write well, and how to improve your editing technique.

This book lets you learn with Hows and Whys, through writing examples from real novices. This will allow you to jump into storytelling with solid practices for getting your ideas from your mind to the page.


E.J. Runyon lives in the US Southwest. Since 2002 she’s found herself moving on to smaller and smaller desert towns, while working to become the author and writing coach she planned to be.

E.J.’s passion is focused on writing fine prose and on getting folks writing, her aim is coaching them in writing well. She participates yearly in National Novel Writing Month – an event she’s been involved in since 2001. Many of the exercises in Tell Me (How To Write) A Story come from her years of experience in coaching and mentoring new authors through her website Bridge To Story.

You can learn more about E.J. Runyon by visiting her author page here on the IQ website.

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E.J. Runyon
Category: Non-Fiction
Release Date: November 2013

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-908600-20-2
Pages: 286
RRP: £9.99 / 12.99€ / $14.99

Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
ISBN: 978-1-908600-21-9
RRP: £3.49 / 3.99€ / $3.99


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“E.J. has done much more than prove to me that writing is a mosaic skill, worthy of a myriad of effort, but also that it is a sharp-bladed pillow from which we all draw a precise dream.” – V. Pittsenbargar

“E.J’s done exactly what I wanted and been searching for. Help about storytelling and the English language. Not just as in punctuation and grammar, but about the craft. I wanted to get my readers more engaged in my story. In swoops E.J. to save the day.” – D. Chapman

“I’m glad I found E.J., she’s a wonderful coach. It’s like being a kid getting on a bike for the first time, and realizing what the pedals do. The revisions I’m doing now are helping me tell the story that I want to tell.” – C. Murphy

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