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 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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June 19th, 2017

Hero’s Journey – Archetypes

This week we dive into the Hero’s Journey as a tool for evaluating a first draft. Our conversation is based on the The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler. You can find a short version of Vogler’s book here. This week we tackle the Archetypes and next week we will cover the Moments.   [0:00:00.3] TG: Hello and welcome […]

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June 13th, 2017

The Foolscap Story Grid – Part 2

This episode was very eye opening for me. I had seen and studied the Foolscap and even filled it out for my book before the first draft. However, using it as a tool to edit my first draft was totally different. Each of these Story Grid tools is a new lense to look at and […]

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May 30th, 2017

The Foolscap Story Grid

[0:00:00.5] TG: Hello and welcome to the Story Grid Podcast. This is the show dedicated to helping you become a better writer. I’m your host, Tim Grahl and I am a struggling writer trying to figure out how to tell a story that works. Joining me shortly is Shawn Coyne. He is the creator of […]

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