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Crafting Your Story’s Shadow

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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

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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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Secrets of the Worldview Genre, Part Two

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Are you writing a Worldview story and not sure how to put it together? Are you stuck somewhere in your maturation, revelation, education, or disillusionment plot and unsure how to proceed? This article will help you construct a Worldview story that works and get you closer to finishing the story you want to tell.  Here,… Read more »

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Choosing Your Narrative Device

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To write a story that sells, we must write a story that works and delivers a satisfying reader experience. To write a story that works, we focus on the global genre because that’s what your story is about. A story that works is one that meets reader expectations for one of the twelve content genres, including conventions and obligatory moments…. Read more »

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Season Two Preview

Writers' Room Podcast

    Ever since the Story Grid Editor Roundtable podcast started three years ago, we’ve been asked to apply the Story Grid method to a novel. Well, this is it! This season we’re doing a full Story Grid macro analysis of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. We’ll review the Editor’s Six Core Questions and look… Read more »

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