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...
The Icarus Deception
The War of Art
In this week’s episode, Tim and I talk about professional mindsets and then we transition into how a pro faces rejection. I’m not sure I have the best advice about rejection, but I do think that the more you face, the less power it has over you. That is, the more you challenge yourself and […]
In this episode, Tim nails the second scene of his novel. I gotta tell you that I was unprepared for the work he created all by himself. I found it unique and compelling, unlike any of his previous scenes we’ve worked through. My gut is that he’s begun to get the feel of his narrative […]
What happens next? This is the one question you must use as your North Star. Have you created a scene that will elicit this question in your reader? If you consistently bring the reader to this delicious state of not knowing, but desperate to find out… then you are creating the one thing that will […]