Month: January 2016

Beginnings

Podcasts

What makes for a great beginning?  How should you approach the hook? The transcript from last week’s Story Grid Podcast gets into the nitty gritty of it.  And for those of you who’d like to listen again you can here: Shawn: Welcome to the Story Grid Podcast where we help you become a better writer… Read more »

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Units Big and Small

Podcasts

Like a complex organism which grows from an individual cell into an organ which with other organs comprise a system which along with other systems comprise an individual being, so does a long form Story break down into its constituent beats, scenes, sequences, acts, and subplots. For more on the units of Story, below is… Read more »

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If it’s not working…Try something else…

Podcasts

For those of you keeping score at home, you’ve probably noticed that the titles of our podcast episodes have changed/evolved over the last week or so.  The reason being that Tim Grahl is a consummate marketer/tinkerer.  He noticed that a few of the episodes weren’t getting the airplay they deserved so he decided to change… Read more »

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Narrative Drive

Story Grid Bonus Material

So Steve Pressfield and I are beginning a project together that we’re both very excited about (and rather terrified by too). I’m sorry that I can’t tell you what it is yet.  Simply because Steve and I aren’t really sure about what it is either.  But what I can say is that it requires my… Read more »

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