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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.

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    Truth vs truth

    What does it mean to tell your truth? Tim and Shawn discuss this along with the rewrite of his introduction.

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    Finding My Why

    Shawn continues to push Tim to find the true "why" behind his non-fiction book.

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    The Middle of the Middle

    Tim finally makes it to the middle of the middle build and gets Shawn feedback on what to do next.

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    Building Your Novel's World

    If you've struggled with building a believable, cohesive world for your novel, then this is the episode for you. Also, Tim's goes on a rant about the show Altered Carbon.

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    Slogging the Middle Build

    Tim finally makes a breakthrough on his middle build and Shawn discusses how you can too. Download Tim's scenes at

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    Die Hard and Tim's Middle Build

    Shawn and Tim continue the discussion around Die Hard and how it applies specifically to Tim's book. See more at

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    Editor Roundtable: Alien

    This week we introduce you to the newest Story Grid project... the Story Grid Editor Roundtable Podcast. Listen as a panel of editors walks you through the movie Alien.

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    Die Hard

    Tim spent some of the holiday break putting Die Hard through the Story Grid spreadsheet. He has some observations and questions to run by Shawn. See the spreadsheet at

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    The Story Grid Spreadsheet

    Shawn and Tim discuss one of the most important Story Grid tools and how to use it.

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