Unlimited The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know - by Shawn Coyne Steven Pressfield


  • Title: The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know
  • Author: Shawn Coyne Steven Pressfield
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  • Page: 105
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • WHAT IS THE STORY GRID The Story Grid is a tool developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments It s like a CT Scan that takes a photo of the global story and tells the editor or writer what is working, what is not, and what must be done to make what works better and fix what s not The Story Grid breaks down the component partsWHAT IS THE STORY GRID The Story Grid is a tool developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments It s like a CT Scan that takes a photo of the global story and tells the editor or writer what is working, what is not, and what must be done to make what works better and fix what s not The Story Grid breaks down the component parts of stories to identify the problems And finding the problems in a story is almost as difficult as the writing of the story itself maybe even difficult The Story Grid is a tool with many applications 1 It will tell a writer if a Story works or doesn t work 2 It pinpoints story problems but does not emotionally abuse the writer, revealing exactly where a Story not the person creating the Storye Story has failed 3 It will tell the writer the specific work necessary to fix that Story s problems 4 It is a tool to re envision and resuscitate a seemingly irredeemable pile of paper stuck in an attic drawer 5 It is a tool that can inspire an original creation Shawn Coyne is a twenty five year book publishing veteran He s acquired, edited, published or represented works from James Bamford, John Brenkus, James Lee Burke, Barbara Bush, Dick Butkus, Harlan Coben, Nellie Connally, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Ben Crenshaw, Catherine Crier, Brett Favre, David Feherty, John Feinstein, Tyler Florence, Jim Gant, Col David H Hackworth, Jamie Harrison, Mo Ha
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    Commentaires:

    J.F. Penn
    Highly recommended for writers of fiction and screenplays Always good to read another take on story structure I ll be using the foolscap sheet on my next novel It s also good to read an honest appraisal of literature vs storytelling.

    Beverly
    This book is BRILLIANT If you are an editor, you MUST read this book If you are a writer, you MUST read this book If you WANT to be a writer, you MUST read this book If you are a beta reader, you MUST read this book If you are a BookWorm, you MUST read The Story Grid Yes, that sums it up.The book is beyond insightful and packed with so much knowledge, you won t mind how many pages you are about to read.It s not a light read, but it is an interesting journey.Thanks to Author Cassia Leo for sendin [...]

    Sharon Coleman
    Have you ever had a conversation with someone that kept interrupting themselves to give you and back story You know the type, when a person says, OMG I ve got to tell you the most amazing thing, but first I want to tell you what made me think of telling you, and no wait, let me tell you what led me to thinking of telling you that thing Oh don t worry I ll get to the amazing thing eventually Yeah.That was this book.The author tells you he will tell you about the Silence of the Lambs which is ap [...]

    Lynne Favreau
    Shawn posted the content of this book free on his website storygrid I read along as he posted immediately enad of the process he was working us through I d struggled with revising and editing my WIP and found The Story Grid s intense focus on structure liberating I finally had a detailed method for uncovering what is working, what isn t and, even important how to fix it.This is destined to be a must read for serious novelists.

    Ksenia Anske
    This book quite possibly has changed my life It will quite possibly change yours If you re a writer, I suggest you buy it If you yourself already know what s in it, give it as a gift to a novice writer They will love you for it I know I love my fellow writer who suggested it It has taught me how to be my own editor It has given me the structure I craved, when I was tearing out my hair, trying to fix my novel I nearly gave up on it This book helped me save it More This book fired me up to make it [...]

    Stefan Emunds
    Imagine your an author and you could send your manuscript to an editor, who checks it out and tells you what works and what not It s every author s dream to look at his works through the glasses of an editor Shawn has than twenty five years experiences and created a methodology that you can now put to work on your manuscripts At long last

    Nicola
    Sometimes, when I m in a masochistic mood, I listen to the Story Grid podcast In it, Shawn Coyne coaches Some Guy through the process of writing his first novel.It s jargon y and self congratulatory and so, so, so annoying.But it s also probably the closest thing to a graduate level, nitty gritty look at the novel writing process that I ve found available for free.In amongst the jargon and the chippy, anti literary fiction stance, there are parts that are genuinely revelatory The Story Grid book [...]

    A.M.
    Have you ever read a book and for some reason, that you cannot articulate, it doesn t work for you There s something wrong.Now imagine you are writing or editing a book and you have the same reaction Do you throw it away Do you give up and start writing a new story What if you make the same mistakes again What if you just keep writing unfinished things that started off as good ideas and have got mired somewhere Or, do you try to work out where the story went wrong, and then work out how to fix i [...]

    Mike
    It s taken me a while to read this, mostly because I d get side tracked trying to use its principles before I was actually ready However, today I finished it, and though I still find some of its almost technical jargon a bit off putting, and while I can t say that Silence of the Lambs is a book I d have chosen as my model for everything Coyne writes about, this is still a valuable book He does give examples from other books and movies, by the way, and I found some of those helpful, especially i [...]

    Daniel Adorno
    This book has changed my entire outlook and approach to writing, editing, and storytelling Shawn Coyne s Story Grid framework is THE best approach I ve seen to story craft and editing His approach might seem very analytical to us creative types, but it provides a needed foundation to crafting a compelling story Coyne possesses a wealth of knowledge on the publishing industry and he shares it in spades You ll be learn the inner workings of the industry as well as what sets apart a bestselling nov [...]

    Anthony Vicino
    An absolute must read for anybody interested in story craft.

    Aaron Wolfson
    Written to help writers craft a better story, this is actually a rewarding read for anyone who wants a better understanding of how stories work Which should be everyone

    Joe Trent
    Worth every stinking penny If I ever have a book make it to the New York Times bestseller list, it will be a direct result of what I learned by reading this book.

    Chris Babu
    Interesting book, and one of the most useful I ve found for novelists It s also a strange book, which meanders all over the place I wonder if the irony was lost on Shawn Coyne that this book could ve used some editing On the one hand, it s one pearl after another from a guy who clearly knows his shit On the other, it s like he had my 11 yr old daughter tell everyone about it So, here s how The Story Grid Works, but first I want to tell you this story about this guy, and, well before that you al [...]

    Ailsa
    The Good I think Coyne has a lot of interesting things to say about story and plot structure, and he s given me a lot of food for thought about how to approach reworking my novel For that element of gratitude, I m totally throwing in an extra star.The Bad It s frustrating how SUPER focused on thrillers Coyne is it almost feels like he really wanted to write a book on how to structure a thriller, but realized a general approach would have broader appeal and well, here we are He also is heavily f [...]

    Kiera
    Amazing This is a writing book you need to have on your shelves, right next to On Writing I ve seen this book do the rounds of writer friends who have praised it and arrogantly, naively dismissed it for a while But I m incredibly glad I picked it up Coyne breaks down fundamental concepts in easy to understand ways and builds them up using The Silence of the Lambs as an example work to show you how it all ties together I haven t shown my kindle highlights on this one because I ve basically highli [...]

    Miguel Ángel Alonso Pulido
    Las cosas claras, Story Grid es un libro muy bueno, que ofrece un mecanismo claro y replicable para poder construir una historia decente o detectar los fallos en una historia ya escrita Tomado como un curso de edici n, es una inversi n segura pero Story Grid no es una lectura muy adecuada para escritores noveles, porque puede hacer que se pierdan en los detalles los elementos de la historia en lugar de ocuparse del conjunto terminar su maldito libro Creo que este t tulo est indicado a aquellos e [...]

    Elena
    Bought this on kindle after it was recommended by writing friend Having read through it, I am now using it to do revisions and finding it very helpful Maybe it s because I have an old kindle, but the diagrams were illegible on it They are available on the web, but having bought the book on kindle, Yes, I do find it irksome to have to look up diagrams on the web There are some extremely interesting and insightful observations about genre conventions and obligatory scenes and while these are cover [...]

    Aubree Deimler
    I have been waiting a long time for a book like this to come my way As a writer who stumbles often with the story process, this was gold for me The Story Grid goes into great detail on how to craft a story that hooks the reader It goes through the necessary components of different genes and overall factors that are needed for a story to work It s a necessary book, I think, for all writers, especially those who write fiction I will be returning to the excellent guidance in this book again.

    Lucas Carlson
    A mathematical approach to editing As someone with a science and math background, this approach to editing a great story was very unique and interesting I am really glad that the author decided to share it with us.

    Nelson de Witt
    EXACTLY what I needed to help evaluate a documentary film I m working on If you are interested in story telling and what makes a story work this is a must read

    Christy
    This book is a game changer and I wish I read it 10 years ago.In its opening pages, the Story Grid answers the question that every aspiring author asks when we inevitably stumble into a novel that is pure trash, but somehow manages to sell thousands of copies Why How Followed quickly by It s not faaaaair The reason, editor Shawn Coyne explains, is storytelling You can have the hackiest, least sophisticated writing style ever, and lack technical ability, but if you know how to craft a good story, [...]

    Markus McDowell
    If you are a fiction writer or interested in film or story telling, this is a must read Coyne is a long time writer and editor, having worked in the film industry editing scripts and with successful writers This book is a culmination of how he has learned to edit manuscripts It is his method in every detail of what makes a script or book work His method involves a story grid which is a collection of data about the manuscript Coyne s driving theme is that every genre contains obligatory scenes an [...]

    Cameron
    The Story Grid What Good Editor Know, is essential reading for any fiction writer The author, Shawn Coyne, is a professional editor and makes a compelling case that you need your own editor, and provides a framework, called the Story Grid, that you can use to get started The Story Grid helps you organize your story, beginning, middle and end, scene by scene, to make sure the forest looks good from a distance as well as zooming in to make sure all the individual trees are all healthy and growing [...]

    Susan
    In my writing group, we have a book of the month that discusses a particular theme or idea Last month was all about Story Structure and Shawn Coyne s book was the one we were tasked with reading.After exploding my brain a few times over, I can confidently say that this book is well worth the read It s highly technical and includes a ton of detail that I, a lowly pantser, balk at That said, once I reached the end of the book, everything made sense Being able to map out what your novel scenes are [...]

    Christian
    Actually, I m surprised by this book and how good I find it Superficially, it makes the impression of one of these success recepies things which pretend to have the answer to everything and don t even work for a particular case It s slightly different with the story grid Sure, it doesn t have the answer to everything although it seems at times to pretend Sure, you don t have to like Coyones authoritative voice, which some might find boastful and to self assured Sure, I too take issue with the wa [...]

    Jami Fairleigh
    I was blown away by this book I ve finished the first draft of a novel and was looking for insight on how the editing process works This book really delivers it gives you a method to look at your work analytically and show yourself where your book may stagnate, become repetitive, or not really move Shawn s book is engaging, informative, descriptive, and was an easy read Most of the book provides solid advice and he interjects interesting anecdotes along the way to emphasize his message Bonus, Sh [...]

    Deb Miller
    Excellent Information I ve read a lot of novel writing books, blogs, and listened to hours of podcasts This book is the first in a long time to present a different perspective When you are a new novel writer like myself, the many books like The 12 Key Pillars , Snowflake Method , Story Engineering and podcasts like Writing Excuses really open your eyes At least they did mine But once they start to repeat the the same information, you get the idea that maybe that is all that anyone has to offer W [...]

    Scott
    Outstandingly humbling Very easy to read, straight to the point, and written by an expert of the craft I came into reading this book a bit weary, but after looking up Coyne s track record as an editor I immediately felt comfortable with whatever he had to say, and at some points I honestly felt like his book was written directly towards writers like myself who truly believe d their work was too unique to be boiled down into concrete wholes Especially writers who adore writing in abstract freefor [...]

    Tammie Painter
    I m torn whether to give this three or four stars, so I ll just give it four I think any book on the craft of writing should give you ideas to implement into your own work and this book did that Some of the information on genre and outlining were pretty helpful, but some of the information struck me as overly complex, poorly presented as in it only made sense once I went through the book a second time , and the story grid process itself seemed like a lot of busy work three to four weeks just to [...]

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