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Art and Polarity

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Tim and I are knee-deep in creating a bunch of podcasts to cover us through an upcoming hiatus.  So this week’s transcript is a bit behind.  As soon as it’s ready, I’ll post it straightaway.  In the meantime, here’s a post I wrote for Steven Pressfield’s site (www.stevenpressfield.com) in the “What it Takes” column I… Read more »

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Narrative Drive

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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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The Micro Story

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With your Foolscap Global Story Grid road map and a thousand cups of coffee, you’ve reached THE END.  Now what? Now is the time to send your writer half of the brain on a long vacation and hand over the Story keys to your inner editor.  He’s going to create an indispensable spreadsheet that will… Read more »

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The Macro Story

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Editors (and Writers!) must master the Macro of Story.  The Foolscap Global Story Grid is a simple one-page map to figure out your Story’s final destination are more importantly how to get there. Part 3 of 5: The Foolscap Global Story Grid Shawn Coyne: So now that we have a pretty clear understanding of what… Read more »

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Genre Review

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The first question we have to ask ourselves when we sit down to begin a new project is “What kind of Story do I want to tell?”  The best way to answer is to begin with a review of Genre and what I call the Five-Leaf Genre Clover. For those of you who prefer to… Read more »

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