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#233 – Story Grid Trinity for Nonfiction

Podcasts

How does the Story Grid Trinity apply to Big Idea, How-to, Narrative nonfiction, and Memoir? Shawn dives into this question on this week’s episode.

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Nonfiction and Fiction Genre Dimensions

Fundamental Fridays

“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 »

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The 5-Minute Nonfiction Chapter Outline

Fundamental Fridays

“We need another chapter, don’t we?”  We were on the last leg of revisions, with a deadline at play, and the gap had just become clear. Painfully so. A serious pivot in the author’s life required a serious pivot in his Big Idea book (or Big Idea-lite, if you’re exploring that concept with me), and… Read more »

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Nonfiction Storytelling Commandments

Fundamental Fridays

In my last two posts about nonfiction storytelling, we first broke down the types of story we see, use, and analyze every day, then began to break down the barriers of resistance that keep us from telling our own stories. In both, we dug into the idea that story is innate in us—a deeply felt… Read more »

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Unlock Your Nonfiction Book

Fundamental Fridays

In my last post, we considered the power of story as a facet of human growth and survival. That story is so deeply embedded into who we are and how we think, it emerges not only in the fiction and nonfiction book we’re working on, but in nearly every interaction we have.  Especially in this… Read more »

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Editor Roundtable: Bite Size Edition – Big Idea Nonfiction with Shelley Sperry

Editor Roundtable Podcast

Welcome to the Bite Size Edition of the Editor Roundtable Podcast. Here on the Roundtable we’re dedicated to helping you become a better writer, following the Story Grid method developed by Shawn Coyne. In these episodes we bring you some shorter solo articles and interviews on topics that interest us as writers.  In this episode,… Read more »

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Editor Roundtable: Bite Size Edition – Big Idea Nonfiction

Editor Roundtable Podcast

Welcome to the Bite Size Edition of the Editor Roundtable Podcast. Here on the Roundtable we’re dedicated to helping you become a better writer, following the Story Grid method developed by Shawn Coyne. In these episodes we bring you some shorter solo articles and interviews on topics that interest us as writers.  In this episode,… Read more »

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Nonfiction

Live Training

Call Recording — Shawn and Tim are joined by Story Grid Certified Editors, Leslie Watts and Shelley Sperry, to discuss The Tipping Point Masterwork Guide and their Story Grid Beat, What’s the big idea?. As always, Shawn also answers your questions about the Story Grid method and writing-related topics.

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What’s the big idea?: Nonfiction Condensed (Leslie Watts and Shelley Sperry)

Books

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Making Big Idea Nonfiction Work

Podcasts

How do you apply the principles of storytelling to nonfiction? What lessons have you learned from Sesame Street that will help you be a better nonfiction writer? Tune in to find out!

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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.