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The Tale Builder

Have you ever wondered "What if I had chosen this path instead of that one?" Have you ever imagined an adventure in another world? Here is a new kind of gift, for yourself or a loved one. Personalized stories, featuring the hero of your choice!

WHAT IS THE TALE BUILDER?

Once upon a time there was this guy who loved to travel. Even as a child, his favorite thing was to explore. However, thanks to the realities of a world that to him often seemed mad, physical travels and exploration were often quite difficult to do. Disappointing as this sometimes could be, our hero realized this was no excuse to ignore his passion for adventure.

It dawned on him that adventure can be found in many ways. If not in the physical world, then maybe he could explore a vastly larger realm … the Kingdom of the Imagination. There are so many ways to explore THOSE lands, that he would rarely be without an adventure. At first he was content to explore with the aid of others. He became an avid reader. But eventually he found that he also wanted to be the Creator of Worlds, not just the Intrepid Explorer.

So he worked on developing imagination based skills when the “real” world did not intervene, dabbling in all sorts of artistic endeavors. His journeys took him many places, both real and imagined. He took to documenting his “real” world journeys with a camera; the journeys of the imagination seemed to emerge best for him with the written word.

One day, he ran into an idea full force, as if smacking right into a wall. “What if,” he thought to himself, “what if I shared the skills I have learned to help others have great adventures as well?”

And thus, The Tale Builder was born. He is nothing more than an explorer who wishes to share with others the wonders he has found, by creating personalized stories for those who seek them. Maybe a young girl has dreams of being a princess, and would be thrilled to read a story featuring her princess self. Or perhaps life has been a little rough for a friend, who would be amused to have a humorous adventure to bring back a smile.

The possibilities are only limited by the boundaries of the imagination!

About me

An irony for writers is that sometimes the hardest person to write about is themselves. What should I say here that will not automatically be embellished by my skill with words? I am a complicatedly simple man; a nomadic homebody; a brainless genius. I am an adventurous soul who is often stuck in a cave. In short I am defined by contradictions. The best way to meet me is really through my creations. That said, if you want to know more of the dirty details, visit my “portfolio” site in which I attempt to describe all things me, or my “business” site, which is basically the same thing in a different form.

THE BLOG

Welcome!

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TIME TO GET CREATIVE!

  • FIC

    STANDARD FICTION

    DOES OUR HERO SIMPLY WANT AN ALTERNATIVE LIFE IN THIS WORLD OF OURS? EXPLORE WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THINGS IN YOUR LIFE HAD GONE IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION!

  • MYS

    MYSTERY

    MAYBE YOU WOULD OR THE INTENDED HERO WOULD RATHER GET INVOLVED IN A CLASSIC “WHO DONE IT?” SOLVE THE MYSTERY, OR EVEN BE THE CRIMINAL!

  • SF/FAN

    SCIENCE FICTION / FANTASY

    DO YOU PREFER A FANTASY SETTING? OR PERHAPS YOU ARE INTRIGUED BY WHERE TECHNOLOGY CAN TAKE US?

  • OTH

    OTHER

    THERE REALLY ARE NO LIMITS! MAYBE YOU WANT A CHILD’S FAIRY TALE, OR A POEM. MAYBE YOU ACTUALLY WANT A BIOGRAPHICAL TALE THAT SUMMARIZES YOUR LIFE OR ACHIEVEMENTS. THIS IS YOUR STORY, I AM JUST PUTTING WORDS TO IT!

SOFTCOVER : COMES IN 3 DIFFERENT STYLES: SQUARE (7×7 in 18×18 cm), PORTRAIT (7.75×9.75 in 20×25 cm), AND LANDSCAPE (10×8 in 25×20 cm).

HARDCOVER : COMES IN 3 DIFFERENT STYLES: SQUARE (7×7 in 18×18 cm), PORTRAIT (7.75×9.75 in 20×25 cm), AND LANDSCAPE (10×8 in 25×20 cm). ALSO INCLUDES A DUST COVER.

ADDITIONAL CUSTOMIZATION : ADDITONAL CUSTOMIZATION IS POSSIBLE, SUCH AS LARGER BOOK SIZES AND BETTER QUALITY PAPER.

Much of this process comes from MY imagination, but I will need some information from you to ensure you get the type of story you are looking for. The best kinds of creation are ALWAYS a group effort!

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  • HARDCOVER SAMPLES
  • SOFTCOVER SAMPLES

F.A.Q.

How much does it cost?

The price will vary according to the style of the book and the quality of the materials. For a list of standard prices go to the next page.

What form of payment do you accept?

Currently we accept credit cards and PayPal. Other methods may be acceptable depending on the situation. Contact me to discuss alternatives.

What if I don't like it?

You have full editorial control over the final product. If you are not fully satisfied once you have received it, your money will be returned upon return of the finished book.

What's next?

How do I place an order?

Pick the type of story you would like and the style of book that appeals to you from the options to the left. Then proceed to the next page, and fill out the form. All I need from you beyond that basic information is the name of the hero (or heroine) of the story, and any specific details that you wish me to include in the story-line. This story is really yours to create, I am just the guy putting words to it. Go ahead, move to the next page and fill out the form. I dare ya!!

ORDER FORM

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Let's begin!

Getting started is simple, just answer a few basic questions, and together we will take the first steps on a wonderful new adventure!


Contact Information


How would you prefer to be contacted?

If you choose by phone, make sure you include your phone number.


What kind of story would you like to create?


Final Book Style


Options

There are several sizes available in both hardcover and softcover versions. For more details refer to the right under "Pricing".

You are done!

Hit the "Start the story!" button below, and your order is on its way! If the form clears you were successful. You will also receive a confirmation email with a summary of your order. Make sure creator@the talebuilder.com is on your safe senders list!

SOME USEFUL INFORMATION

Pricing

The following prices are for a book of twenty pages or fewer printed on standard paper.

SOFTCOVER:

  • Square (7×7 in 18×18 cm) → US $25.00
  • Portrait (7.75×9.75 in 20×25 cm) → US $35.00
  • Landscape (10×8 in 25×20 cm) → US $35.00

HARDCOVER:

  • Square (7×7 in 18×18 cm) → US $50.00
  • Portrait (7.75×9.75 in 20×25 cm) → US $58.00
  • Landscape (10×8 in 25×20 cm) → US $58.00

ADDITIONAL CUSTOMIZATION:

Larger sizes and premium papers are available (as well as a few other possible book shapes). Each customization will add on to the above base price, depending on the adjustment made. If the standard formats do not meet your needs, let me know and I will adjust the final price accordingly.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING:

If the shipping address is within the United Sates, there will be an additional $10.00 for USPS First Class (Standard Shipping). If you need it faster, or are shipping outside the United States, then shipping costs will depend on the situation. If possible, I will hand deliver to save you shipping fees.

When do I have to pay?

No payment is required until you are fully satisfied with the design and the storyline. We will be in constant communication throughout the process, and you have full editorial command over the final product. Once it is as desired, you can make a payment below, unless we have agreed on another method. Upon conformation of payment, the product will be delivered according the requirements you requested. If there are any problems feel free to contact me and I will see that your concerns are addressed.

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