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Click here to Subscribe in iTunes. 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.

Click here to Subscribe in iTunes. 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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Click here to Subscribe in iTunes. 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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English


Episodes

When is the book done?

8/17/2018
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Tim brings a common question to Shawn... when do you know your book is ready to publish? Shawn has important insight on this all important question.

Duration:00:36:44

Writing an Action Sequence

8/9/2018
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Tim took at a crack at writing a fast paced action sequence that allows moves his story forward. Shawn walks him through the ins and outs and what to do next.

Duration:00:49:06

Game Theory in Story

8/2/2018
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What do video games and story telling have in common? Shawn walks through another tool for analyzing your story.

Duration:00:26:40

Chaos vs Order

7/27/2018
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What is the overarching engine running every story? Shawn uses Tim's latest scene to step into this question and share some of his latest research.

Duration:00:53:06

The Aftermath

7/20/2018
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Running Down a Dream has been out for a week. What has happened and what next?

Duration:00:42:36

Special Guest: Steven Pressfield

7/11/2018
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Steven Pressfield joins and Shawn and Tim to discuss his new book THE ARTIST'S JOURNEY along with Tim's new book RUNNING DOWN A DREAM.

Duration:00:47:13

Running Down a Dream

7/5/2018
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Tim's new book Running Down a Dream is coming out next week and he discusses with Shawn what is has been like to write the book.

Duration:00:52:07

Getting the Value Shifts Right

6/21/2018
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A huge part that makes a scene work is the value shifts. They have to work in the scene, the global genre, the internal genre, etc. Shawn walks Tim through how to think about this with his Turning Point Scene of the Middle Build. See Tim's scene at storygrid.com/podcast.

Duration:00:40:54

Fixing the Most Important Scene

6/15/2018
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Shawn walks Tim through the problems with his turning point of the middle build scene (and how to fix them).

Duration:00:56:05

Deep Dive Into Tim's 15 Scenes (Part 2)

6/7/2018
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Shawn and Tim continue work through the 15 most important scenes of The Threshing. Shawn also dives into what is really driving this, and all, stories. More at storygrid.com/podcast

Duration:00:55:29

Deep Dive Into Tim's 15 Scenes (Part 1)

5/31/2018
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Tim did his homework by planning out the 15 most important scenes of his book. Shawn starts working through them with him.

Duration:00:48:12

Special Guest: Courtney Harrell

5/24/2018
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Courtney is a Story Grid Certified Editor and is stuck on her book! She reached out to Shawn for help so they jumped on the phone to go over her book and how she can make progress.

Duration:01:24:44

15 Most Important Scenes

5/17/2018
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Shawn walks Tim through the 15 most important scenes he has to figure out for his novel.

Duration:00:49:51

Restarting an Old Project

5/10/2018
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Tim is struggling with stepping back into his fiction book now that he's taken a few months off to finish his non-fiction book. Shawn walks him through how to do it. Plus, a special announcement! See more at storygrid.com/podcast

Duration:00:49:31

What Does Shawn Think? - Part 2

5/3/2018
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Now that Shawn has gone through the manuscript of Tim's book, what does he think? What's his feedback? What should he do next?

Duration:00:39:09

What does Shawn think?

4/19/2018
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Now that Shawn has read Tim's manuscript, he's handing down the verdict. Is it ready for primetime?

Duration:00:47:32

Book is Done! Now What?

4/12/2018
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Tim has finally finished the manuscript for Running Down a Dream. What's next?

Duration:00:34:59

Q&A: Miniplot, Editors, and Genre

4/5/2018
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Shawn takes listener questions and covers miniplot, how to hire and work with an editor, and deep dives into the differences between genres.

Duration:00:48:36

Put the Darkness on Paper

3/29/2018
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How do you write great non-fiction? Shawn continues to walk Tim through the telling of his story.

Duration:00:46:54

Interview: Ryan Holiday

3/22/2018
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Ryan Holiday is the author of eight bestselling books and is quickly becoming one of the most prolific writers of our time. In this interview, Ryan shares his processes for writing and editing his books.

Duration:00:42:43