For writing groups, teaching writing in high school, college and for personal study
“Loaded with insight and practical tips for constructing good stories, this book is one solid answer to the question, ‘How do we move storytelling into serious consideration as an art form?’ Simple. We must tell better stories. Loren Niemi shows us how. The New Book of Plots is thoughtful and thought provoking, and immensely practical and helpful.”
--Michael Parent, Circle of Excellence Storyteller, Portland, Maine
“How I wish Loren Niemi’s Book of Plots had been available to me when I was teaching high school English in Evanston. His insights are so well expressed and so clearly communicated, I predict it will become a standard for generations of story writers and tellers.”
--Syd Lieberman, Golden Apple recipient for excellence in teaching, Evanston, Illinois
“Niemi’s Book of Plots is an incredible resource for teachers of written or oral expression. As an added bonus, his book is a perfect fit for teaching to core curriculae in language arts at the high school level.”
--Mary Hamilton, Circle of Excellence Storyteller and author, Frankfort, Kentucky
“Every once in a while a book comes along that is so fresh and innovating that it makes you rethink everything. This is such a book. Loren Niemi takes storytelling, one of the oldest arts, to a new and brighter place.”
--Eric Wolf, storyteller, and host/ producer, The Art of Storytelling Show: Interviewing the best of the Storytelling Community.
“Niemi’s insightful book is a rock solid tool for writers, storytellers, classroom teachers and writing coaches.”
--Antonio Rocha, storyteller and author, Gray, Maine
Loren Niemi, former chair of the National Storytelling Network and producer of Two Chairs Talking, is a performing storyteller who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Photo courtesy of Nancy Drewinski