Downloadable Tools

Five Leaf Genre Clover Infographic

Here is my system of classifying the myriad choices of Genre, which I’ve culled from numerous sources, including Aristotle, Norman Friedman, George Polti and innumerable others over the past two decades.

Silence of the Lambs – Story Grid

Access the high resolution images of the complete Story Grid of Silence of the Lambs.

Foolscap Global Story Grid – Fiction

Covering the “Macro,” the Foolscap Global Story Grid is one of two documents that you’ll use to create The Story Grid infographic for your work.

Foolscap Global Story Grid – Non Fiction

Covering the “Macro,” the Foolscap Global Story Grid is one of two documents that you’ll use to create The Story Grid infographic for your work.

Story Grid Spreadsheet – Silence of the Lambs

The entire deep dive Story Grid for The Silence of the Lambs. Includes the entire spreadsheet download.

Story Grid Spreadsheet – Pride and Prejudice

The classic Pride and Prejudice broken down scene-by-scene in the Story Grid Spreadsheet.

Foolscap Global Story Grid – Pride and Prejudice

The completed Foolscap Global Story Grid for the classic Pride and Prejudice.

Story Grid Graph – Pride and Prejudice

See the rise and fall, scene-by-scene, of the internal and external genres of the class Pride and Prejudice.

Story Grid Gas Gauge of Need

A tool to help you translate your character’s needs to the genre you are writing in.

Access our free 5-part Story Grid Course. In these lessons, Shawn will walk you step-by-step through the basics of Story Grid and how to get started.