Don’t waste your words.

Write a book that works.

Use the Story Grid and write a successful novel.

Story Grid 101

If you're lost with all this talk of spreadsheets, genres, foolscaps, and grids, this is the page for you. Jump into the resources below to get introduced to the Story Grid basics.

Editing Your Manuscript

Now that you have a finished manuscript, how do you use the Story Grid tools to get to a second draft?

The Editor’s 6 Core Questions

Whenever you get stuck in your story, come back to these six questions to help you find your way.

Story Grid for Non-fiction

Story Grid isn't only for fiction. Learn how to write an amazing non-fiction work with the tools of Story Grid.

Don’t waste your words.

Write a book that works.

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1. Sign Up & Learn

Sign up now and Shawn will send you a free 5-day course on how to use Story Grid to write a better book.

Along with that, you’ll receive weekly updates with new Story Grid content designed to help you become a better writer.

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2. Read the Book

The Story Grid is a tool developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments. It’s like a CT Scan that takes a photo of the global story and tells the editor or writer what is working, what is not, and what must be done to make what works better and fix what’s not.

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3. Access the Resources

Sign up now and Shawn will send you a free 5-day course on how to use Story Grid to write a better book.

Along with that, you’ll receive weekly updates with new Story Grid content designed to help you become a better writer.

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4. Story Grid 101

If you're not sure where to start with Story Grid, check out these blog posts, podcast episodes, and tools to get started.

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The Book

Is this your first crack at writing and finishing your book? Are you lost on how to tackle this project? This is the place to start.

First Time Writer

Is this your first crack at writing and finishing your book? Are you lost on how to tackle this project? This is the place to start.

Resources

Is this your first crack at writing and finishing your book? Are you lost on how to tackle this project? This is the place to start.