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.

 

 

About Anne Hawley

Anne Hawley is a third-generation native Oregonian, a graduate of Portland State University, and a big fan of Regency England. When she's not editing stories, she's writing them, reading them, researching them, or podcasting about them. She specializes in helping writers discover the heart of the story they’re trying to tell so that they can tell it more beautifully. She can often be seen riding her Dutch bike Eleanor around Portland. She's the author of Restraint, a love story set in 19th Century London.
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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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