Shawn Coyne created Story Grid to help author tell stories that work. Based on 25+ years of experience working with bestselling authors that include Steven Pressfield, Bill Murray, David Mamet, Robert Crais, Scott Patterson, Robert McKee, Michael Connelly, James Bamford, Ian Rankin, Mo Hayder and scores mores, the Story Grid reveals what bestselling books share in common and how professional writers write. Read more...
The Icarus Deception
The War of Art
Tim and I were on hiatus for a few weeks. In that time away from the project, we exchanged a few emails. Actually the majority of the emails were from me as I thrashed about how to best direct him on the new course for his novel. And as these things go, oftentimes a friend […]
This is the last episode in Tim and my Publishing 101 series. We’ve had a great response from all who’ve listened and God knows we haven’t exhausted the topic in any way. So perhaps in the future, we’ll take this up again and answer some more questions from all of you Story Grid nerds out […]
Here’s the second episode of Tim and my exploration of the current state of the book publishing business. We talk a lot about the psychology of power in New York between book agents and publishers and how that dynamic affects the people that those seemingly omnipotent forces can’t do anything without…writers. Seeing through the publishing […]