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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, StoryGrid.com is your home base. Land here first and check back every week. It's 'the show the pros watch.'"

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December 15th, 2017

Discover Your Story’s Core

Psst! Hey, writer! Yes, over here, around the corner. We’re going to let you in on a little secret. There’s more than one way into the Story Grid. Let us show you a side door, and help you break into the Story Grid vault while Analytical Mind is out. Anne and I are certified Story […]

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December 12th, 2017

The 5 Commandments of Storytelling (Revisited)

[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 […]

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December 8th, 2017

Genre in Writing: The Most Important Question

Understanding genre in writing is the key to success. Get it wrong and it will cost us, as writers, a small fortune in book sales and advertising dollars. Get it right, and readers will tell their friends about us. Why? Because genre is all about reader expectations, and if a Story doesn’t meet them, it’s […]

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