Category: 5 commandments

Jack Ryan Episode 7 – Story Analysis

Does Episode 7 of Jack Ryan work? The Story Gird knows!

Jack Ryan Episode 6 – Story Analysis

Does the story in episode 6 of Jack Ryan work? The Story Grid knows!

Jack Ryan Episode 5 – Story Analysis

This post analyzes the Amazon Prime television series Jack Ryan using the 5 Commandments of Storytelling and the Editor’s 6 Core Questions from the book The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne. SPOILER ALERT!!! This post will spoil everything about episode 5 from the Jack…

David Morrell’s First Blood (Rambo Book 1) – Analysis and Editor’s 6 Core Questions

How do you know if your story works? Take a look at David Morrell’s iconic novel First Blood, used as the base for the first Rambo movie. Does the story work? The Story Grid knows!

Story Analysis – Jack Ryan Episode 4

Jack Ryan Episode 4, Does the Story Work? The Story Grid Knows! Let me show you how!

Story Analysis – Jack Ryan Episode 3

Jack Ryan Episode 3, does the story work? The Story Grid knows! Let’s break down the elements that make it work.

Scrivener Meets Story Grid – Creating the Story Grid Spreadsheet

Using Scrivener software and the Story Grid methodology to make a Story Grid Excel Spreadsheet.

Writing Soldiers – Coming in July

Every Friday I post information that I hope will help my fellow writers. On the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month I post articles about how to write about the military, Writing Soldiers. These posts include information on rank, uniforms, tactics, relationships, and…

Story Analysis – Jack Ryan Season 1 Episode 1

Jack Ryan, Amazon Prime’s Action Series, broken down by story elements to show why it’s a story well told.

Scrivener Meets Story Grid – The 5 Commandments for Scenes and Tracking Progressive Complications – Mac Version

Tracking your Story Grid 5 Commandments for each scene, developing your story by tracking your progressive complications in each scene and ensuring that you are raising the stakes.