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
Last month Tim Grahl and I spoke at Jeff Goins’ Tribe Writers Conference in Nashville. One of the first questions that came up was “I’ve been struggling with my epic novel and I find myself very reluctant to dedicate my work time to it. Why do you think that is?” I proceeded to tell the […]
If your goal is to support yourself as a fiction writer, the most important Genre to master is the Love Story. In this episode of The Story Grid Podcast Tim and I talk about why that is and how to go about learning the fundamentals of the form. There was so much content to cover […]
What struck me about this episode of The Story Grid Podcast was Tim’s confusion about how to use Revelation Turning Points to best effect. We talk about one scene in particular when Tim was unsure of his use of a piece of exposition (the length of his protagonist’s jail sentence) as a means to turn […]