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The Adventure of Creation (Think Sideways Writers Anthology Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rabia Gale , Taven Moore , Michele Zugnoni , S.J. Driscoll , Katharina Gerlach , Zoe Cannon , Amanda Tompkins , Molly Felder , Debbie Zubrick , Holly Lisle
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Book Description

With a Foreword by Holly Lisle

Adventures and Creativity can be found everywhere as the 35 short stories of this anthology show. Each author found a different angle for the unifying theme: The Adventure of Creation.

Follow a girl to the Below-World to slay the Sharkshadow, or help a timid girl to overcome the destructive criticism of her art teacher. Witness a solitary drone on Mars or a naive homunculus struggle to become human. Sew with a mother who lost her daughter in a unicorn quilt, defeat bank robbing super-villains with an unlikely superhero, or join a great mage in the fire.

In thirty-five imaginative stories, emerging authors present the diversity of their creativity. Witness the talent nurtured by writing teacher, Holly Lisle. For the 5th anniversary of her first big writing course, How to Think Sideways, this anthology features the best of her talented students in a great variety of genres.

The authors represented in this anthology are:


Russell Adams
Ted Atchley
E.L. Blackburn
Faith Boughan
Piia Bredenberg
J.P. Brindley
Zoe Cannon
Connie Cockrell
S.J. Driscoll
Molly Felder
Rabia Gale
Katharina Gerlach
Melinda Hagenson
Jessi Hammond
Jennifer Johnson
A.E. Kalquist
Kate Lansky
Taven Moore
Debbie Mumford
Jimena Novaro
L.M. Orbison
Amy Padget
Liz Schröder
Vanna Smythe
Laura Thurston
Amanda Tompkins
Thea vanDiepen
Martha Verlander
Tom Vetter
Vanessa Wells
Debbie Zubrick
Michele Zugnoni

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 355 KB
  • Print Length: 265 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 3956810007
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Independent Bookworm (21 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E3FQT94
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #856,802 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 35 Varied Stories 4 Sept. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
It is an anthology of stories from the students of writing teacher Holly Lisle who writes a forward to the anthology,she also chose first, second and third place stories.

Holly's first placed story starts the anthology, the second story is the one that received third place and the second places story ends the anthology. One story received an Honorary Mention.

In total there are 35 stories with a theme of The Adventure of Creation, as you can imagine a wide variety of genres is contained in these short stories, some are darker than others, some are lighter and some are very short, fantasy, mythical, magical but nothing is too graphic that it will put you off and stop you reading.

As with anything all reading is subjective and I enjoyed reading all of the stories although five of them weren't really to my individual taste. 13 stories I really enjoyed reading, 15 stories I thought were fantastic and left me feeling emotional at times and wanting to read further.

Two of the stories I thought were outstanding, including the Honorary Mention story.
All in all a great anthology that leaves the reader wanting longer stories from these super talented writers.

Well done to all contributors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing collection of short stories! 13 Sept. 2013
By Cheryl Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Holly has collected an astounding collection of short stories... moreso because they've be penned by largely unpublished writers.
There are genres for everyone, characters, plots and adventures in abundance.
The stories are very well written, and in bite-sized pieces they're easy to enjoy one at a time or in batches ... and who could stop at one!
I had quite a few favourites but I won't bug you with details because yours might be different, but I can pretty well promise you that with so many to chose from, you won't be disappointed in the quality or quantity!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific! 24 July 2013
By Tom Vetter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Knowing many of the authors who contributed to this anthology, as I do, it's sure to be a great read. Add it to your "want to read!" list.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a fun read 26 Aug. 2013
By BilbosRing - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
To begin with I enjoy Holly's material and her classes, in this students have written stories using her classes. It is a fun read and I highly recommend it! Cheers to Holly for promoting her students!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blends genres 9 Nov. 2013
By Siva Kumar S A - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The Adventure of creation is one of the few anthologies I have read.The stories belong to a wide spectrum of genres from fantasy to science fiction to real world.And the stories are very different form each other there are stories laced with humor as well stories with dark undertone.
The stories are fresh and are neatly created but I felt some stories lack detail and depth in narration.
I will list some of my favorite stories from the anthology.
After the fire:
The story follows the interaction between a girl and a fallen angel in a world torn by war between humans and the fallen angels.
My soul to take:
A reluctant Magi tries to save the world from casting from dreamworld.
The story is laced with humor and has makings of a future novel.
Definition of superhero:
When a bank is robbed by super villains a bookstore owner becomes super hero to save the day.I liked the writing style of the story very much.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some truly good stories 9 Aug. 2013
By Michelle Storey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful anthology with some very talented up and coming authors! I love all the diversity of stories presented within the book, and I have found a few authors to keep an eye on. Definitely worth reading!
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