Story Institute

Writers, Poets, Storytellers Welcome

Story Institute

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.

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.

Quotables & Inspiration

George Orwell - Story Clarity

A story always sounds clear enough at a distance, but the nearer you get to the scene of events the vaguer it becomes.

~ George Orwell

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George Orwell - Story Clarity

Edgar Rice Burroughs - Writing

I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.

~ Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Edgar Rice Burroughs - Writing

Ralph Ellison - Bridges

Education is all a matter of building bridges.

~ Ralph Ellison
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Ralph Ellison - Bridges

Allen Ginsberg - Voice

To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.

~ Allen Ginsberg

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Allen Ginsberg - Voice

Saul Bellow - Write at Night

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

~ Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow - Write at Night

Story Institute News

Maggi and Milo Make New Friends Now Available

Maggi and Milo Meet New Friends

Are you looking for a good children's book to read with the younger members of your family...check out the new book by Juli Brenning, Maggi and Milo Make New Friends. Stop by your local bookstore or check it out on Amazon. Enjoy the story and enjoy the time with your family.

Did you miss the first book? Or, wish to purchase one for other family members, no worries, your favorite book spots should have those too.

Corwyn and Company making a comeback

If you've listened to our podcasts or taken a look through some of our news and posts, Chad Corrie has been one of those authors we never hesitate to promote. Chad is working on brining back some of his earlier works through a Kickstarter project.

We encourage you to check out the books and make your pledge to bring back some wonderful stories. Whether you are into digital copies or physical, this Kickstarter offers both. Support a fellow author and receive a great story in return.

Watch the video and visit the Kickstarter page:

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.

Musing on peoples' views and perceptions which they have shared with me, a stream of consciousness technique has been applied in presenting some segment in order to exhibit my internal monologue. With my rendering, these accounts have been compiled as chronicles of a motley collection. On rare occasion, culinary descriptions have been noted.

Time is of the essence. And on a timeline of this journey, specific dates have been drawn. As great distances have been covered, it has taken a long time for this book to be written. Snapshots started as a diary but evolved over time into a book. Dynamic in its own right, at the end of each traverse, another begins anew and is recorded in the travelogue.

My journey begins in Europe, then to North America, Australia and ends in the sub-continent."

2016 Writing Contest updates

Story Institute Writing Contest

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.
  2. Will there be prizes? Yes, we have a grand prize along with First, Second, and Third awards as well. They range from a $100 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble to a copy of the publication in which your work appears.
  3. Will other prizes be awarded before and after the contest? Yes, we may randomly run giveaways to writers who have sent us their work. So, enter early and enter often. There are no limits to the amount of times you can enter.

Enter your work today!

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 Writing Journals