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Click here to Subscribe in iTunes.Helping you become a better writer.Join Shawn Coyne, author of Story Grid and a top editor for 25+ years, and Tim Grahl, struggling writer, as they discuss the ins and outs of what makes a story great.More at www.StoryGrid.com.

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Click here to Subscribe in iTunes.Helping you become a better writer.Join Shawn Coyne, author of Story Grid and a top editor for 25+ years, and Tim Grahl, struggling writer, as they discuss the ins and outs of what makes a story great.More at www.StoryGrid.com.

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Great resource

By MarcusTabs - Nov 23 2019
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Just started listening, enjoying it very much! Good insights.

Lots of examples

By Sonicdashisalotoffun - Nov 08 2019
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Amazing writing advice with tons of examples! Very detailed

iTunes Ratings

567 Ratings
Average Ratings
528
24
10
3
2

Great resource

By MarcusTabs - Nov 23 2019
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Just started listening, enjoying it very much! Good insights.

Lots of examples

By Sonicdashisalotoffun - Nov 08 2019
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Amazing writing advice with tons of examples! Very detailed
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Story Grid Podcast

Latest release on Oct 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Multiple Storylines in One Book

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How do you write a story with multiple story lines? Shawn walks Tim how this will work with his next book.

Apr 10 2020

39mins

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Rank #2: Editor's 6 Core Questions - Part 1

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There are six questions that can guide your writing from the beginning through drafting and editing your manuscript. Shawn walks you through each one.

Dec 14 2017

47mins

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Rank #3: NaNoWriMo and Story Grid

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Are you doing NaNoWriMo next month? If so, you should be getting ready NOW. Shawn walks you through how to use the Story Grid to prepare for writing an entire novel in one month.

Oct 19 2017

55mins

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Rank #4: How to Write a Great Scene

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Shawn shares about a new project at Story Grid headquarters that will help teach the micro level of storytelling to writers. See more at storygrid.com/ground

May 16 2019

36mins

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Rank #5: Breaking Down the Big Idea

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What makes a Big Idea book stand apart from the rest? Shawn walks through all of the pieces that go into a Big Idea Nonfiction book that will stand the test of time.

Oct 31 2019

32mins

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Rank #6: Go Back to the Genre

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When you get stuck or lost in your story, how do you find your way? Shawn and Tim discuss this as a follow up to last week's episode.

Oct 12 2017

55mins

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Rank #7: 15 Most Important Scenes

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Shawn walks Tim through the 15 most important scenes he has to figure out for his novel.

May 17 2018

49mins

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Rank #8: Micro to Macro: Editing Your First Draft

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Once you have filled out the Story Grid spreadsheet for your first draft, what do you next?

Click here to see the spreadsheet and foolscap as Tim works on it.

May 18 2017

55mins

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Rank #9: The Hero's Journey - Archetypes

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Shawn and Tim dive into the Hero's Journey as a tool to evaluate the first draft.

The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler

Short version of Vogler's book.

Jun 15 2017

53mins

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Rank #10: Character Trumps Plotting

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As Shawn and Tim continue discussing the Middle Build and driving the story with characters or plotting.

Click here to download Tim's scenes from this episode.

Feb 09 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #11: Myths of Publishing

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There are a lot of commonly held myths about publishing that often derail writers. Shawn and Tim bring their unique perspective to what writers should know about the publishing world and how it really works.

Nov 30 2017

46mins

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Rank #12: Hero's Journey Archetypes - Part 1

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The sprint is on to finish The Threshing. This week Shawn and Tim begin working through the Archetypes of the Hero's Journey.

Jan 04 2019

47mins

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Rank #13: Diving deep into genre

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Shawn and Tim dive deeper into genre and how to find the best internal and external conflicts. Along the way they discuss the hero's journey, love stories, and a woman from the sea.

Oct 28 2015

1hr 5mins

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Rank #14: There are only 6 stories

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New research shows there are only 6 stories that every book is based on. Shawn and Tim discuss the implications of this and how it applies to Tim's story.

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling

Click here to download Tim's Scene Two.

Aug 11 2016

55mins

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Rank #15: Creating a Story Grid - Part 1

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The next step in editing Tim's first draft is to create a Story Grid Graph.

See Tim's Story Grid Spreadsheet here.

Jun 29 2017

59mins

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Rank #16: How to Start a New Novel

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Now that The Threshing is done and (almost) published, Tim is ready to start his next book! What are the first steps down this path? How can Story Grid help him plan correctly? Shawn walks him through this in this week's episode.

Click here to download Tim's new Foolscap.

Jan 30 2020

51mins

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Rank #17: How to Write a Great Villain

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What is the nature of evil and how do you make that into an unforgettable villain in your stories? Shawn and Tim dive into this topic.

Sep 06 2018

43mins

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Rank #18: Back to the 5 Commandments of Storytelling

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You have a scene that's not working, but you can't figure out why. What do you do? Shawn takes Tim back to the 5 Commandments of Storytelling.

Click here to read Tim's Scenes 17-20.

Jan 05 2017

54mins

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Rank #19: Creating Believable Characters

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How do you create the right cast of characters for your story and make them believable? Shawn walks Tim through a framework to do this correctly.

Oct 04 2018

40mins

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Rank #20: Rework or Keep Writing?

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We all hit those times where we don't know whether to rework what we've written or keeping pushing forward. Shawn talks Tim through this decision.

Nov 16 2017

51mins

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