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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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Stories as Equipment for Living

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Today’s post zooms out thirty thousand feet to get fundamentally fundamental with this question: Where do stories come from?  Apologies in advance for the academically dense approach, but we have seen before the value that scholars like Norman Friedman, Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell bring to our understanding of story and the contributions they have… Read more »

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The Story Grid Infographic

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Using The Threshing (by Tim Grahl) as an example, Shawn Coyne discusses the three key Story Grid Editing tools; the Foolscap, the Spreadsheet and the Infographic. (If the technology for creating the grid is stumping you, you can always use coloured pens and graph paper. That’s how Shawn started!)

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Writing in the Time of Pandemic

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I’m the jelly of the sandwich generation, dunked in a pandemic soup. On one side, I have an extroverted tween who feels trapped in what she thought was going to be an extended spring vacation that culminated in her birthday party. On the other side, are my elders who claim the isolation we’re trying to… Read more »

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How to Tell a Business Story that Works

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The buzz is true: A great business story is the most powerful way to your audience.  A great business story with specific, vivid details grabs the attention of your reader-prospect and then, in a way that’s relatable and accessible, takes them on a journey of change that along the way engages, informs, and sways their… Read more »

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