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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The Story Grid Blog

October 20th, 2017

What do you practice to become a better storyteller?

Hi Everyone, I’m very excited to introduce Story Grid’s new blog, Fundamental Fridays written by our Story Grid Certified Editors!  I wish I could take credit for this new series, but the accolades have to go to our 20 Core Certified Story Grid Editors who spent an extremely intense week (September 11 through September 15) […]

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September 12th, 2017

Q&A with Shawn – Part 2

Shawn continues answering listener questions. To submit a question for a future episode, find us on Twitter @storygrid. [0:00:00.3] TG: Hello and welcome to the Story Grid Podcast. This is a 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 […]

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September 5th, 2017

Q&A with Shawn – Part 1

I’ve always seen myself as the stand-in for you, the writer. I try to ask all the dumb and embarrassing questions and make sure the show is something that represents the every day writer. Which is why it’s a bit weird that we’ve never actually done a Q&A with Shawn based on your actual questions. […]

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