Editor Roundtable: Bite Size Edition – Spreadsheet: The Giant Tamer

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Welcome to the Bite Size Edition of the Editor Roundtable Podcast. Here on the Roundtable we’re dedicated to helping you become a better writer, following the Story Grid method developed by Shawn Coyne.

In these episodes we bring you some shorter solo articles and interviews on topics that interest us as writers.

Today’s Bite Size Episode brings you the audiobook version of Anne Hawley’s article on the Story Grid Spreadsheet—how she used it in cutting her own too-long novel down to size, what she learned from it, and how it can benefit you, too.

 

The full text of the podcast and article is here. More information about Anne’s novel is on her website.

 

 

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About Anne Hawley

Anne Hawley is a developmental editor specializing in literary historical fiction and stories set in fantasy and science fiction worlds. When she's not editing, she's creating courses for writers at Pages & Platforms, a women-owned business aimed at helping diverse writers tell the best story they can—and then market it to its intended audience. Anne is the author of Restraint, a queer love story set in 19th Century London, and the forthcoming The Footman, set in the same universe. She lives and rides a bike around Portland, Oregon.
Story Grid 101: The Five First Principles of the Story Grid Methodology
by Shawn Coyne
What are the first principles in writing a story that works? At Story Grid, it’s easy to get distracted by the tools, spreadsheets, commandments, macro lense, micro lense, and on and on. However, all of this eventually comes back to five first principles. In Story Grid 101, Story Grid founder Shawn Coyne distills 30 years... Read more »
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Angel Vane says:

Awesome episode! Probably the best yet. Loved the way you broke down how to use the spreadsheet and to not be limited by Shawn Coyne’s method, but to use it as a starting point or tool in our own self-editing journey. I’m now inspired to make the spreadsheet my own by delving into things that are also important to me that I want to track to understand and edit my novel better. Thanks for sharing your story!!!

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Cindy Wikler says:

I loved this podcast. Not only did I find it extremely helpful and full of useful information. It also made me laugh out loud. I so appreciate your honesty regarding your own experience with the story grid. It gives me hope for myself.

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