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

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June 28th, 2016

The Truth Hurts

In this week’s episode of The Story Grid Podcast, Tim and I discuss the power of facing difficult truths with Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art and the just published Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t.  Why is it so difficult to listen to mentors?  Why do we insist on approaching our writing […]

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June 21st, 2016

Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t

So a couple of months ago Steven Pressfield and I thought about starting up a War of Art podcast. I asked Tim Grahl if he’d be willing to host the show for at least the first few episodes and he graciously agreed under one condition…that he be able to ask Steve and I whatever he […]

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June 14th, 2016

Back to the Foolscap

What do you do when you’re lost? You’ve overwhelmed yourself with every nitpicky itty bitty thing that is wrong with your work in progress.  You just don’t know where to begin to piece together a plan to take what’s good in your first draft and rejigger it into something that works for your second.  In […]

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