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Story Institute: For Writers, Poets, Storytellers

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Story Institute was originally founded to help writers share their stories and provide ideas for writing more. As a small press, Story Institute has published works from authors in different parts or the world. We continue to help aspiring authors share their successes in print, online, and in person.

Story Institute brings you story ideas & poetry ideas for the writer in most and the imagination in us all. As you search for that little voice, your inner author, your muse, explore our inspirational quotes and writing tips.

We encourage you to find your passion and share it at here or elsewhere, but write and enjoy.

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Story Institute Announcements:


MousePad Travel - Traveling to other locations encourages creativity and builds the base for many stories. Technology can help you build your storyline and take lasting mementos to enhance your plots.

Story Institute Family - Growing your stories as a family can make your storylines even more engaging. We'll bring local articles, resources, and business connections online and in print to the Central Florida area, encouraging our readers to grow their family-focused stories.

Story Institute News:

Snapshots by Mehreen Ahmed

Mehren Ahmed has written another excellent book. This one tells tales from travels and adventures delighting audiences of all ages. Check out her work in the links is more about the book from the author herself:

"On a trail of relics and ruins, Snapshots is a book of travels delineating my journeys of four major continents. A travel through the ancient, the medieval, the renaissance and the modern, national heritage of each of these continents has been pivotal to this book, showing an evolution of history. Primarily, palaces, mosques, churches, temples and museums, however, renowned forests and sea beaches have also been depicted..."

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2016 Writing Contest updates

We had a few questions on the writing contest:
1) Does the work have to be factual or based on a memoir? The writer can choose the theme of his or her work. We would like to see works align with the theme, but understand that the muse may not be favorable to that topic.
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Facebook page - Writer resources and contests

Have you checked out our Facebook page? Have you liked the page or commented on one of the posts? If you have, you'll be entered to win one of our writer-centered prizes. This month, it is a journal or pen set.



Story Institute 2016 Writing Contest Announcement

Story Institute is proud to announce our new writing contest for 2016!

Do you have a short story or poem that reflects on a memoir or memory?
Do you have a hope to be published online and in print?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, our new writing contest is for you. This year, we are calling our contest: Memoirs, building stories of our past and present

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New Writing Contest in 2016

After the new year, visit us here at Story Institute for a new writing contest that could launch, extend, or cap a young writing career.

Here's a sneak peak into the topic for those who are interested or can not wait another 30 days:

Memoirs, building stories of our past and present

Maybe there's a connection with your NaNoWriMo novel…maybe, it's something completely different. Stay tuned…


Story Partner Links

Have you noticed a link in one of our newsletters, podcasts, or posts? Do you have a writing, story, or poetry website and would like to share it and stories with others? Are you a bookseller with an excellent line of products? Look no further. Post a comment here with you link and description of your site, poetry, or storyline. We will review your site and provide comments to support it here. Enjoy...

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Return of the Wizard King by Chad Corrie available as ebook


For listeners of the Story Institute RamblingVerser podcast, you may remember author Chad Corrie. His new work, Return of the Wizard King, the first book in The Wizard King Trilogy, is now available as an e-book by Mantikore. Chad knows how to tell a good story, build characters, and establish a universe that engages readers.

Purchase a personal copy from one of these ebook retailers:
iBooks – Return of the Wizard King – Chad Corrie

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Story Institute Announces – The Blotted Line by Mehreen Ahmed


NASHVILLE, TN – March 1, 2013 – Story Institute, your online and in-print source for imagining, enhancing, and growing stories, is proud to announce the publication of The Blotted Line, a series of short stories, by Mehreen Ahmed.

Riddled with foreign words, The Blotted Line is an international book of short stories. One thematic link that weaves the narratives together is its universal issue of loss. While the stories are individually unique, the characters in each tale lose something precious; not always in the sense of material possessions, but the loss of human values such as trust, freedom, and happiness.

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Amazon Kindle Serials: old approach, newer technology


If you have an Amazon Kindle and long for the approach of Dickens when reading new stories, Amazon may have your answer. Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, said, “for our next invention, we reached back into the past for inspiration.” Amazon released eight Kindle Serials to begin this new distribution method. Each edition will be priced at “an introductory price” of $1.99. Each title will be exclusive to Amazon.

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble team up for “world-class reading experience”


According to a press release today, Microsoft and Barnes and Noble are forming a strategic partnership to create “world-class digital reading experiences for consumers.” This joint effort, called Newco, will be a new subsidiary of Barnes and Noble and build upon the platform already at Barnes & Noble.

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