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Jack Ryan Episode 7 – Story Analysis

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

Writing Soldiers – Rifles used by the U.S. Army

This post will be the first in a series. The U.S. Army uses lots of different weapons for different reasons. This first entry will discuss the basic rifle that everyone uses. The M4 Assault Rifle is the standard weapon currently used by the Army….

Jack Ryan Episode 6 – Story Analysis

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

Scrivener meets Story Grid – the Editor’s 6 Core Questions and the Hero’s Journey

Scrivener meets Story Grid: tracking the Editor’s 6 Core Questions in the Binder as well as Campbell and Vogler’s Hero’s Journey.

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!

Writing Soldiers – A Day in the Life of an Infantry Soldier

What is the daily life for a Soldier when not deployed?

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.