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The Atomic Theory of Storytelling

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[0:00:00.5] 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 how to tell a story that works. Joining me shortly is Shawn Coyne, he is the creator of… Read more »

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5 Questions to Help You Write Compelling Characters

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How do you write better characters? Learn how to create a compelling protagonist and how your protagonist’s objects of desire (their wants and needs) can help you write a story that works. #amwriting #writingtips #writingcommunity

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Editor Roundtable: The Hunger Games

Editor Roundtable Podcast, Story Grid

The odds are in our favor this week as Leslie takes us through The Hunger Games on a tour of Action-Adventure conventions. This 2012 Action film was directed by Gary Ross from a screenplay he wrote with Billy Ray and Suzanne Collins, based on Collins’s novel of the same name.     The Story Genre:… Read more »

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The Math of Storytelling

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[00:00:00] 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 how to tell a story that works. Joining me shortly is Shawn Coyne. He is the creator Story… Read more »

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What is a Phere?

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[0:00:00.5] 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 how to tell a story that works. Joining me shortly is Shawn Coyne, he is the creator of… Read more »

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Secrets of Writing the Big Idea Book

Story Grid

Are you writing a nonfiction Big Idea Book or interested in learning how? Are you curious about the structure of the story that has become crucial to human evolution, vital to our basic survival, and capable of extrapolating what makes us human? I don’t know about you but there is nothing I love reading more… Read more »

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Editor Roundtable: A Man Called Ove

Editor Roundtable Podcast, Story Grid

The Story – Kim Genre: Morality-Redemption Beginning Hook – After Ove is fired from his job due to his age, he decides it’s time to join his wife beyond the grave, but his attempts to hang himself are foiled by many interruptions until eventually the rope to his noose breaks. Middle Build – Still determined… Read more »

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Editor Roundtable: Rear Window

Editor Roundtable Podcast, Story Grid

This week, Valerie pitched Rear Window as a great example of the form of Narrative Drive known as Suspense. This 1954 thriller was directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the short story It Had to be Murder by William Irish (aka Cornell Woolrich), published in 1942. The Story… Read more »

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Secrets of the Love Genre

Story Grid

Do you want to write a story in the top selling genre of all time? Want to innovate on a classic story that almost everyone can relate to? Want to break your reader’s heart or fill it with joy? Both? If so, let’s explore the Love story where attraction and love just might clash with… Read more »

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Editor Roundtable: The Spy Who Dumped Me

Editor Roundtable Podcast, Story Grid

This week, Leslie pitched The Spy Who Dumped Me to continue her study of the conventions of the Action genre. This 2018 film in the Epic subgenre was directed by Susanna Fogel from a screenplay she wrote with David Iserson. The Story Action-Epic-Conspiracy Beginning Hook – Drew calls Audrey to ask her not to burn… Read more »

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