The Writer’s Bookshelf: Recommended References and Writing Resources (Episode 14: Discussing “The Story Grid” by Shawn Coyne)

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Welcome back to The Writer’s Bookshelf. Piggybacking off of Robert McKee’s Story from a couple of weeks ago, this week we enter into a discussion about a reference book that credits Story as its primary source of information (in a roundabout way, I guess), Shawn Coyne’s The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know.

What is The Story Grid? It’s Shawn Coyne’s (a former New York editor) instruction manual to future editors on how to preserve the craft of editing in an age when editors know less and less of what they’re supposed to do to help authors write better books.

Find out more about it in my video, and learn why I think it’s the most valuable post-writing book you can put on your shelf, assuming you’re serious about writing good books (including nonfiction).

The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know

Shawn Coyne

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Amazon Metadata:

·  Paperback: 344 pages

·  ISBN-10: 1936891352

·  ISBN-13: 978-1936891351

·  Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC (April 28, 2015)

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