Category: Blog

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.

S+SG: the Story Grid Spreadsheet – Mac

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

Story Analysis – Jack Ryan Episode 2

Does the Jack Ryan TV series make for good storytelling? Here I analyze the episodes using the Story Grid to find out why it does or doesn’t.

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.

S+SG: The 5 Commandments – Mac

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.

Using the Story Grid to Analyze Amazon Prime’s ‘Jack Ryan’ Series – Introduction and 6 Core Questions

Analyzing the Jack Ryan Series using the Story Grid Method