Long Story Short by Margot Leitman has awesome tips for storytelling and is a must read for any novice in search of an engaging story.
Tips for the day , extracted from the book:
1) When Things Start to get weird , dive into the crazy
2) Never Put yourself in danger for the sake of a story
3) Storytelling is not about bashing someone.It is about being brave enough to tell your own story to inspire others to feel better with their own lives