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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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    What Shawn has learned

    After hearing the listener messages from the 100th episode, Shawn reflects on what the last two years have meant to him... and then we dive back into my story.

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    The 100th

    In this 100th episode of the Story Grid Podcast, we here from you the listeners about what this show has meant to you over the last two years.

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    NaNoWriMo and Story Grid

    Are you doing NaNoWriMo next month? If so, you should be getting ready NOW. Shawn walks you through how to use the Story Grid to prepare for writing an entire novel in one month.

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    Go Back to the Genre

    When you get stuck or lost in your story, how do you find your way? Shawn and Tim discuss this as a follow up to last week's episode.

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    What Does the Villain Want?

    As Tim finished up the Beginning Hook and enters the Middle Build, a very important question comes to light. Download Tim's scenes at

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    Our Past, Present, and Future

    This is episode 96. We're almost to the two year anniversary of the show. Tim spends a bit of time reflecting on the past, present, and future of the Story Grid Podcast. To share your story, visit

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    Q&A - Part 3

    Shawn continues answering questions from listeners about genre, the hero's journey, and more. See the questions at

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    Q&A - Part 2

    Tim continues throwing your story questions at Shawn. Submit your questions for future episodes at See the questions from this episode at

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    Q&A - Part 1

    A Q&A with Shawn Coyne. Tim took questions from Twitter and Facebook and spends an hour going through them with Shawn. See the questions at

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    Helping Others Become Better Writers

    In this wide ranging episode, Shawn and Tim discuss the best ways to help your fellow writers become better at their craft.

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