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Gone Girl – Beginning Hook

Writers' Room Podcast

  What makes the opening of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 Psychological Thriller, Gone Girl, so compelling? On the Story Grid Writer’s Room podcast this week, we analyze the beginning hook to find out. The Story Grid Writer’s Room is a show dedicated to offering a practical approach to the Story Grid method so you can put… Read more »

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Crafting Your Story’s Shadow

Story Grid

Joseph Campbell identified the monomyth in his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces. In his research, Campbell found that it didn’t matter what culture or religion he looked at, there was a specific pattern of events that unfolded and seemed to come up again and again and again. This structure is seen in the… Read more »

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The Story Grid Rule of 530

Story Grid

You’re here because you have a dream of telling a story that works. Story Grid gives you the tools to do just that. By studying the Story Grid methodology, you can save yourself years of practice and millions of words by grounding your craft in proven technique instead of trial and error.  With Story Grid,… Read more »

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