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Helping you become a better writer.

Join Shawn Coyne, author of Story Grid and a top editor for 25+ years, and Tim Grahl, struggling writer, as they discuss the ins and outs of what makes a story great.

More at www.StoryGrid.com.

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    The Editor's 6 Core Questions - Part 1

    The Editor's 6 Core Questions is the first tool in the arsenal of how to evaluate a manuscript. Shawn walks Tim through the first 3 questions.

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    How Important is Genre?

    Going back to the basics of Story Grid, Shawn and Tim discuss the role genre plays in storytelling.

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    Creating a 2nd Edition

    This episode is two for the price of one. Tim and Shawn first discuss when and how to do a 2nd edition of a book and then they move into discussing Tim's changes to the Beginning Hook of his novel as he continues to race towards the finish line.

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    How to Refine a Manuscript

    After several weeks of analyzing the manuscript, Shawn walks Tim through the final steps of refinement he needs to go through to get it ready for production.

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    Hero Archetypes and Grounding Reality

    Shawn and Tim finish up talking about the Hero Archetypes and then delve into what it takes to ground your book in a realistic world.

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    Hero's Journey Archetypes - Part 2

    Shawn and Tim continue talking through the Hero's Journey Archetypes, who they are, and how they should be in your story.

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    Hero's Journey Archetypes - Part 1

    The sprint is on to finish The Threshing. This week Shawn and Tim begin working through the Archetypes of the Hero's Journey.

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    Why Story Grid Is Different

    This week Shawn sits down with Story Grid Editor, Valerie Francis, to discuss why (and how) the Story Grid method is different from other structural and developmental editing methods.

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    A New Tool to Fight Resistance

    Steven Pressfield and Black Irish Publishing have released a new project around writers and Resistance. Shawn and Tim discuss both what the project is and the bigger ramifications for the world of publishing.

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    Categorizing Scenes

    Your novel is done, now what? Shawn walks Tim through a new level of analysis for his work in progress.

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