Editor Roundtable: Bite Size Edition – Vetting Your Story Idea

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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.

This is Kim Kessler, and today I’m bringing you Vetting Your Book Idea: Is It Worth Writing

This is the first Fundamental Fridays post I wrote and it’s all about how you can use the Editor’s Six Core Questions as a way to vet your story concept before you ever write a word.

This coming season, I’m going to be using the Six Core Questions as a jumping off point to study my topic–Stories That Don’t Work–so I thought it’d be fun to revisit what they are, what they do, and how we can leverage them at any point in the writing process.

So join me for a quick bite of writing insight, starting right now.

Some helpful links

Kim’s original blog post

Leslie Watts’ amazing articles on POV & Narrative Devices

Lori Puma’s fabulous post on Macro to Micro or Micro to Macro writing approaches

If your struggling to answer your story’s six core questions, you can book a free 30 minute consult with me or any of our fabulous Story Grid Certified Editors by going to Storygrid.com/editing. There you will find descriptions about the kinds of writers and stories we work with along with direct links to our websites. Don’t stay stuck, reach out. We’re here to help.

The countdown to Season Five is underway. See you in a few weeks!

Want to connect with Kim directly? Go to www.trenchcoach.com

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.
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