A Bibliography of the Story-Related Materials I'm Reading and Monitoring

This Bibliography Also Provides References for My Story Synthesis.

Primary Seminar References (Telling Stories Seminar, June 2005)

  • Alexie, S. (2000). The toughest Indian in the world. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.

  • Gloss, M. (2001). Wild life. Boston: Mariner Books.

  • Jones, E. P. (2003). Lost in the city. New York: Amistad.

  • Jungk, R. (1970). Brighter than a thousand suns. New York: Harvest/HBJ.

  • Lahiri, J. (1999). Interpreter of maladies. Boston: Mariner Books.

    Supplemental Seminar References (Telling Stories Seminar, June 2005)

  • Atwood, M. (2002). Negotiating with the dead. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Goldberg, N. (1996). Writing down the bones. Boston/London: Shambhala.

  • Tate, C., Ed., (1984). Black women writers at work. New York: Continuum.

  • Ueland, B. (1997). If you want to write,. Saint Paul: Graywolf Press.

  • Willis, M. S. (1991). Blazing pencils. New York: Teachers and Writers Collaborative.

    References about Blogs

  • Baker, S. & Green, H. (2005, May 2). Blogs will change your business. Business Week Online. Retrieved May 30, 2005, from

  • Blood, R. (Sept. 2000). "Weblogs: A history and perspective," Rebecca's Pocket. Retrieved Dec. 14, 2004, from

  • Jensen, M. (2003, September-October). A brief history of Weblogs. Columbia Journalism Review. 42(3). p. 22.

  • Siemens, G. (Dec. 1, 2002). The art of blogging - Part 1, Overview, definitions, uses, and implications.

  • Siemens, G. (Dec. 6, 2002). The art of blogging - Part 2, Getting started, "how to", tools, resources

    References about Writing-to-Learn/Blogging-to-Learn/Storytelling-to-Learn

  • Cross, J. (2002, April). Blogs. Learning Circuits. Retrieved Dec. 14, 2004, from

  • Ives. B. (2004, May 4). Stories and organizational learning. Portals and KM. Retrieved June 25, 2005, from

  • Karpiak, I. (2000, Spring). Writing our life: Adult learning and teaching through autobiography. Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, 26(1), pp. 31-50.

  • Neal, L. (n.d.). Storytelling at a distance. eLearn Magazine. Retrieved Dec. 16, 2004, from

  • Ulin, A. (2004, July 18). Quotes on the process of writing. Retrieved May 27, 2005, from

    References about Intersections among Blogging, Journaling, and Storytelling

  • Albert, S. W. (1997). Writing from life: Telling your soul's story (inner workbook.). New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher.

  • Bernstein, M. (2001, April). Beyond usability and design: The narrative Web. A List Apart. Retrieved Dec. 17, 2005 from

  • Bernstein, M. (2002, Aug. 16). 10 tips on writing the living web. A List Apart. 149. Retrieved July 2, 2005, from

  • Boyd, D. (2000). Faceted Id/entity: Managing representation in a digital world. Retrieved June 25, 2005, from

  • Boyd, D. (2005). Apophenia: Making connections where none previously existed. Retrieved June 25, 2005, from

  • Dena, C. (2005, April). Polymorphic narrative. Retrieved July 4, 2005, from

  • Gahran, A. (2004, May 10). Storytelling: The narrative world.Retrieved Dec. 14, 2004, from

  • Hansen, M. (2000). Embodying technesis: Technology beyond writing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

  • Hemley, R. (1997). Turning life into fiction: Finding character, plot, setting and other elements of novel and short story writing in the everyday world. Cincinnati: Story Press.

  • Heraghty, M. & Adams, G. (2003). The blog as a narrative form. Retrieved May 30, 2005, from

  • Kelliher, A., Mazalek, A., & Davenport, G. (2003, March). Documenting digital dialogues: Engaging audience in the construction of a collective documentary across time and space. Proceedings of TIDSE '03 Darmstadt, Germany, Springer-Verlag.

  • Kitzmann, A. (2003) That different place: Documenting the self within online environments. Biography, 26(1). pp. 48+.

  • Mejias, U. (2004, Sept. 8). Distributed textual discourse: A new approach to online discourse. Retrieved June 25, 2005, from, p. 1-16.

  • Nichani, M., Rajamanickam, V. (2001, May 14). Grassroots KM through blogging. Retrieved Dec. 14, 2004, from

  • Paul, N. & Flebich, C. (n.d.). The elements of digital storytelling. Retrieved Dec. 16, 2004, from

  • Rainer, T. (1998). Your life as story: Discovering the "new autobiography" and writing memoir as literature. New York: Putnam Publishing Group.

  • Walker, J. (2004, Sept.). Distributed narrative: Telling stories across networks. Paper presented at The Association of Internet Researchers 5th Annual Conference, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, England. Retrieved May 30, 2005, from

  • Weinberger, D. (1999, Feb. 5). Knowledge narratives. Retrieved June 25, 2005, from

    References about Journaling

  • Goldberg, B. (2003). Beyond the Words: The three untapped sources of creative fulfillment for writers. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher.

  • Hansen, K. (2005, March). Application of traditional and online journaling as pedagogy and means for assessing learning in an entrepreneurial seminar. Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning. Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL).

  • Keen, S. & Valley-Fox, A. (1973). Your mythic journey: Finding meaning in your life through writing and storytelling. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher.

  • Johnson, A. (2002). Leaving a trace. Boston: Back Bay Books.

  • Metcalf, L. T. & Metcalf, Tobin, S. (2002). Writing the mind alive: The proprioceptive method for finding your authentic voice. New York: Ballantine Books.

  • Nelson, G. L. (2004). Writing and being: Embracing your life through creative journaling. Makawao, Maui, HI: Inner Ocean Publishing, Inc.

  • Schiwy, M. A., (1996). Voice of her own: Women and the journal writing journey. New York: Fireside.

  • Weldon, M., Pinkwater, S., Holtzman P. (2001). Writing to Save Your Life: How to Honor Your Story Through Journaling. Center City, MN: Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services.

    Storytelling-related Blogs

  • Storytelling blog

  • Storytelling on the Page and Off It

  • Storyteller's World

  • Multimedia Storytelling: Joe Weiss

  • Only Connect

  • PHD Web Logs

  • Leaders' Guide to Storytelling

    Works Recommended by Seminar Learners/Conveners

  • A Language Other Than Words, Derrick Jensen

  • Metaphors We Live By, Lakoff Johnson

  • Manmade Language, Dale Spender

  • How to Suppress Women's Writing, Joanna Russ

  • The Power of Liberating Scholarly Writing: Personal Narrative, Robert Nash

  • The Act of Creation, Koestler

  • Once Upon a Midlife, Chimen

  • Eva Luna, "Two Words," Isabel Allende

  • The Kite Flyer

    Recommended on WorkingStories list

  • Thinking in Story: Preaching in a Post-Literate Age, Richard A. Jensen

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