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Worldview and the YA/MG Genre

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For the past few years, Young Adult (YA) and Middle Grade (MG) has been extremely popular beyond their “normal” target audience. With the success of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, the Hunger Games, and the Divergent series, more and more authors are turning to teen and children’s literature and trying to write one. Children and teen… Read more »

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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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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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