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Fast Track Your Writing with Story Grid

Join Shawn Coyne, the creator of The Story Grid and bestselling book editor with 25+ years experience, as he walks you step-by-step through The Story Grid methodology and how to apply it to your stories.

Writing isn’t just writing, it’s editing and rewriting.

It’s turning your work from something that doesn’t work to ready for production, publicity and marketing. The Story Grid is a rational prescriptive method to:

  1. Evaluate your own story and discover where it’s working and where it isn’t.
  2. Fix the things that aren’t working.
  3. Make those things which are working… even better.

Whether you are a brand new writer or have a long backlist, your work will dramatically improve when you apply The Story Grid from idea to first draft to final draft.

What can you expect?

The Story Grid workshop has been designed with your help. We’ve listened to what you want most out of the experience and it’s been optimized to help you get the most out of your investment of time and money:

    • Two and a half days with Shawn Coyne deep diving into The Story Grid methodology.
    • Small audience size of 35 to maximize engagement.
    • Question and answer time set aside to address your specific questions.
    • Extensive notes and walkthroughs provided for every participant.
    • Step-by-step guidance on applying the Story Grid methodology to your work-in-progress.
    • Case Study: The Love Story, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Session Content

Session 1

  • The Story Universe
  • Protagonists and Change
  • The Six Story Arcs
  • The 12 Content Genres
  • Satisfying Audience Expectations

Session 2

  • The Five Fundamentals of Story Telling
  • Applying each of the Fundamentals
  • Overcoming Creative Impasses
  • The Units of Story
  • The Global Story
  • The Love Story (by far the most widely requested genre to case study)

Session 3

  • Mastering the Scene
  • Story Math
  • The Foolscap Global Story Grid
  • The Story Grid Spreadsheet
  • How to Edit Your Work

Session 4

  • The Internal and External Creative War
  • Reverse Engineering Story
  • Getting Unstuck
  • Ask Me Anything with Shawn Coyne and Special Guest

 

Schedule of Events

  • Friday, February 10

    • 6:00pm – Opening Reception
    • 7:00pm – Opening remarks from Shawn Coyne and screening of 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice directed by Joe Wright.
  • Saturday, February 11

    • 8:00am – Breakfast provided
    • 9:00am – Session 1
    • 12:30pm – Lunch provided
    • 1:30pm – Session 2
    • 6:00pm – End of Day
  • Sunday, February 12

    • 8:00am – Breakfast provided
    • 9:00am – Session 3
    • 12:30pm – Lunch provided
    • 1:30pm – Session 4
    • 6:00pm – End of Day

Attend the Story Grid Workshop

New York City, NY

The Lofts at Prince
177 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

February 10-12, 2017

Case Study: The Love Story
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Included in the workshop:

  • Two and a half days deep diving into The Story Grid methodology.
  • Small audience size of 35 to maximize engagement.
  • Question and answer time set aside to address your specific questions.
  • Extensive notes and walkthroughs provided for every participant.
  • Step-by-step guidance on applying the Story Grid methodology to your work-in-progress.
  • Full Foolscap of Pride and Prejudice.
  • Full Story Grid spreadsheet of Pride and Prejudice.
  • Visual diagram of internal and external movement for Pride and Prejudice.
  • Comprehensive notebook that includes all of Shawn Coyne’s notes from the lecture (100+ pages).

$1497

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