Shawn Coyne is a world class editor with 25+ years experience and will show you how to use Story Grid to write a successful novel.


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Shawn Coyne

Shawn Coyne created Story Grid to help author tell stories that work. Based on 25+ years of experience working with bestselling authors that include Steven Pressfield, Bill Murray, David Mamet, Robert Crais, Scott Patterson, Robert McKee, Michael Connelly, James Bamford, Ian Rankin, Mo Hayder and scores mores, the Story Grid reveals what bestselling books share in common and how professional writers write. Read more...

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"The Story Grid is an intensely practical tool. Like all tools, when you use it, it works. It will change you, your writing and most of all, the people who read what you write."

"If you're in the writing biz for the long haul and with your whole heart, is your home base. Land here first and check back every week. It's 'the show the pros watch.'"

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July 26th, 2016

Three Sentences

Tim and I were on hiatus for a few weeks. In that time away from the project, we exchanged a few emails. Actually the majority of the emails were from me as I thrashed about how to best direct him on the new course for his novel. And as these things go, oftentimes a friend […]

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July 19th, 2016

Working with the System

This is the last episode in Tim and my Publishing 101 series.  We’ve had a great response from all who’ve listened and God knows we haven’t exhausted the topic in any way.  So perhaps in the future, we’ll take this up again and answer some more questions from all of you Story Grid nerds out […]

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July 12th, 2016

Power to the People

Here’s the second episode of Tim and my exploration of the current state of the book publishing business. We talk a lot about the psychology of power in New York between book agents and publishers and how that dynamic affects the people that those seemingly omnipotent forces can’t do anything without…writers.  Seeing through the publishing […]

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