ARE YOU READY TO LEVEL UP YOUR CRAFT?

Join a passionate group of writers who are dedicated to working together to learn and grow their writing skills.

THE STORY GRID GUILD 2022


A Guild is defined as an "association of craftspeople, often having considerable power," and an "association of people for mutual aid or the pursuit of a common goal."

This is what we have created with the Story Grid Guild.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR GUILD MEMBERSHIP?



THREE SEMESTERS OF UNIVERSITY-LEVEL MENTORSHIP

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NEW TOPIC EVERY FOUR MONTHS

Each four month cycle will encapsulate highly specific and in-depth training to learn engaging and exciting line-by-line writing that will keep readers turning pages.

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WEEKLY INSTRUCTION

Every Monday we will release new instruction on the semester's topic. This will include examples, how-tos, and next steps for your personal writing practice.

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WEEKLY PRACTICE

Every Monday with the release of the instruction, you will get access to the week's writing assignment. This will take less than an hour a week, but will include highly potent and practical exercises to help you level up your writing.

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MONTHLY INSTRUCTOR Q&A

Each month, join the semester's instructor for a live Q&A to ask your questions on the month's topic, instruction, and practice.

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GROUP PRACTICE AND FEEDBACK

You will have the opportunity to join small groups of other Guild members to weekly work and practice together.


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MONTHLY LIVE INSTRUCTION WITH SHAWN COYNE

Each month you will have access to live training with Shawn Coyne where he teaches something new and fresh based on his latest work. These sessions will be recorded and made available to you.

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MONTHLY LIVE Q&A WITH SHAWN COYNE

Each month as part of the live training you will have access to a live Q&A where Shawn Coyne will answer your questions. You can submit questions ahead of time if you’re unable to attend.

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FREE ACCESS TO FOUNDATIONS TRAINING

Access in-depth training on the foundational Story Grid tools and methodology including the Spreadsheet, Five Commandments of Storytelling and the Foolscap.

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MEMBERS-ONLY COMMUNITY

Join other Story Grid Guild members and Story Grid Certified Editors in an online forum where you can help each other level up your craft.

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ALL NEW STORY GRID PUBLISHING TITLES

Get first access to all the new Story Grid Publishing titles. You will have the digital editions (EPUB, MOBI, PDF and β€” for many titles β€” audiobook) directly in your account. United States residents have the option to get the print editions as well.

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20% OFF EVERYTHING

As a Story Grid Guild member you will receive 20% off all products, events, seminars, and books we offer (excluding Story Grid Editor Certification training).

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EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE STORY GRID DATABASE

We have been hard at work developing a searchable database of scene types, value shifts, obligatory moments, conventions, and more along with interactive infographics. Only Guild members have access to this new treasure trove of story insights.

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SUPPORT A CRAFT-FOCUSED PUBLISHER

Our goal with Story Grid Publishing is to provide a home for authors that are focused on the craft, not the business β€” the process, not the results. By joining the Guild, you are supporting this mission.


JOIN THE COMMUNITY


When you join the Story Grid Guild, you become a part of a community of writers dedicated to supporting each other in leveling up their craft.

WHAT CURRENT MEMBERS HAVE TO SAY


"What I have loved the most about being part of the Guild is not only the books, conference calls, and other resources but the community in the forums. Everyone is so helpful, sharing their experience and welcoming all opinions, both by advanced learners and from newbies like me. This is the home I needed to become the best writer I can be."

β€” V. L. Perillo

"In three months I've grown more as a writer than the last two years combined. I expected to learn a lot, but I never expected to be so inspired!

The guild has well surpassed my expectations, and I expected a lot.

I can't estimate the years of writing the guild has saved me due to the access to incredible editors and this tribe of equally driven storytellers."

β€” Don Elliott, author of something soon.

"What I enjoy most about the Story Grid Guild is the mix of engaged story-passionate personalities and all the variety that comes to the table because of the mix. I 'm happy to study my craft on my own, but when Shawn brings psychology, philosophy and neural science and Tim brings practicality and Anne, Larry, Valerie, Leslie and others bring their insights... Wow. They make me WANT to study alongside them. Then, because of the variety of approaches---written, audio only, audio-visual, and teleportation (not really, but someday...) it's like being part of the best in-person writer's group, only I don't ever have to miss a session.

What I'm getting is concentrated expertise I could not have stumbled across on my own, and did not stumble across in graduate school, delivered at my convenience. I also get the benefit of like-minded people discussing what they are getting on the forum, plus what they are being inspired to delve into on their own. I am inspired and humbled by my fellow guilders.

Why join? For me there were two powerful incentives. First, the vision. The vision that Shawn and Tim are spearheading answers every objection I've had to traditional craft building and publishing methods. Their vision is spot on and their resumes give me confidence that they will bring the vision to life. Second, helping them to breathe life into that vision is making me a better story teller."

β€” Donah Grassman, author

"Story Grid has helped me establish clear goals in my writing and editing that has made the process so much more enjoyable and productive in ways no other membership ever has. I highly recommend Story Grid."

β€” Estee Cortez, aspiring author

TWO OPTIONS TO JOIN THE GUILD


PRINT & DIGITAL GUILD MEMBERSHIP


Included in your membership:

  • Access to the Guild member community forum.
  • All new Story Grid titles (print editions) mailed to you before release.
  • All new Story Grid titles (digital editions) delivered to you before release.
  • Live training every month with Shawn Coyne.
  • Live Q&A every month with Shawn Coyne.
  • Access to Foundation series of Story Grid courses.
  • Weekly training delivered every Monday on the Semester Topic.
  • Weekly homework to practice the week's training.
  • Monthly live Q&A with your instructor.
  • Access to Story Grid Database.
  • 20% off all Story Grid products, events, seminars, and books (excludes editor training).
  • Supporting a craft-focused publishing house.
  • Only available in the United States due to shipping costs.

$999/year or $104/month

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL MAY 1, 2022

JOIN THE WAITLIST

DIGITAL-ONLY GUILD MEMBERSHIP


Included in your membership:

  • Access to the Guild member community forum.
  • All new Story Grid titles (digital editions) delivered to you before release.
  • Live training every month with Shawn Coyne.
  • Live Q&A every month with Shawn Coyne.
    Access to Foundation series of Story Grid courses.
  • Weekly training delivered every Monday on the Semester Topic.
  • Weekly homework to practice the week's training.
  • Monthly live Q&A with your instructor.
  • Access to Story Grid Database.
  • 20% off all Story Grid products, events, seminars, and books (excludes editor training).
  • Supporting a craft-focused publishing house.

$799/year or $83/month

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL MAY 1, 2022

JOIN THE WAITLIST

FAQs

What happens when I join?

You will have a link on your My Account page so you can access the Guild Dashboard.

This will give you access to the latest Guild content along with the community forum so you can introduce yourself.

You can access the My Account page from the footer of the Story Grid home page (select "Login To Your Account" from the menu options) or by visiting www.storygrid.com/my-account/.

Throughout your membership, we will email you every Monday with an update on everything happening inside of the Guild.

Who will be leading the weekly instruction?

The weekly training will be divided between Story Grid Certified Editor Danielle Kiowski and Story Grid Publishing Editor-in-Chief Leslie Watts. Shawn Coyne will continue doing his monthly training and Q&A.

How do the cohorts work?

We will give you an opportunity to join a group of ten or less other Guild Members on a day and time that work for you. These groups will be given a structured format to review the week's training and homework.

How does the semester schedule work?

During 2022, we are going to run three semesters that will be four months long each: January - April, May - August, and September - December. We will follow a specific curriculum that takes you start-to-finish through a masterwork scene and a deep understanding of Beats in your line-by-line writing.

What happens if I can't attend a live training call with Shawn?

All calls will be recorded and posted to the Guild dashboard within 24 hours. They'll be available for the duration of your membership so you can listen to them at your convenience. You'll also have an opportunity to send Shawn questions in advance.

Can I join whenever I want?

Because the Guild is now running on a 4-month cycle, registration will close until the beginning of the next semester.

How do renewals work?

Your membership will be automatically renewed for both the yearly and monthly membership options. Continuing the membership is the only way to lock-in your pricing and avoid future pricing increases.

What if I need to cancel?

If you need to cancel a future renewal, please notify us at [email protected] at least one week before your renewal date. Keep in mind, once you cancel there is a 6-month waiting period to rejoin and you will not be able to rejoin at your previous pricing.

I still have more questions. Who can I contact?

If you've still got questions, simply send us an email at [email protected].