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#228 – The Story Grid Trinity
#228 – The Story Grid Trinity

Shawn introduces the foundation of all stories — the Story Grid Trinity.


Nonfiction and Fiction Genre Dimensions
Nonfiction and Fiction Genre Dimensions

“Stories are just hyper-realistic microcosms of reality.” I gaped as Shawn said it, or at least something to that effect. As often happens during training events, it was a brief moment spoken and then left behind as though it was something everyone knew. And maybe most of them on that call did, but my mind… Read more »


Crafting Your Story Spine Using Literal and Essential Wants & Needs
Crafting Your Story Spine Using Literal and Essential Wants & Needs

I have a story I’ve been noodling on for quite a few years. I’ve toyed with whether it should be a novel or a screenplay—probably both. Hopefully both.  Here’s the premise: five friends in their 30s smoke recently legalized marijuana at their monthly book club meeting, hoping to find direction for the next chapter of… Read more »


Hamilton: Metaphor and Scene Analysis
Hamilton: Metaphor and Scene Analysis

Hamilton as Metaphor Scene Analysis


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