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Editor Roundtable: Bite Size Edition – Shawn on Reading

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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 an interview with Shawn Coyne recorded live in Nashville during the second Story Grid Editor Certification Training in February, 2019. Shawn expresses surprise at people who say they want to write books but then admit that they don’t read books. He discusses importance reading every day, going deep into the genres you love, and stretching beyond your comfort zone with books in other genres, periods and styles.

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About the Author

Leslie Watts is a certified Story Grid editor, writer, and podcaster. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember: from her sixth-grade magazine about cats to writing practice while drafting opinions for an appellate court judge. When the dust settled after her children were born, she launched www.Writership.com to help writers unearth the treasure in their manuscripts. She believes writers become better storytellers through practice, and that editors owe a duty of care to help writers with specific and supportive guidance to meet reader expectations and express their unique gifts in the world.