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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…

Jack Ryan S1Ep1

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

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.

Jack Ryan Intro

Analyzing the Jack Ryan Series using the Story Grid Method

Gentleman Jack Ep8

Analyzing the final episode (Episode 8) of Season 1 of Gentleman Jack for Story Grid elements.

Gentleman Jack Ep7

As we approach the end of the first season of this series, we can see that the conventions and obligatory scenes are playing out and that many of my predictions from the first episode have happened. Let’s continue with an evaluation of the 5…

Gentleman Jack Ep6

We’re going to sum up the story so far here. We should be approaching the end of the Middle Build, so let’s see how well the story follows the story grid and if it’s working. The Love Story So Far As I mentioned in…

5 Commandments – Win

Let’s start with the 5 commandments, the core of every Story Grid scene. On the windows version of Scrivener, you could put them in a couple places.

Gentleman Jack Ep5

The 5 Commandments of Gentleman Jack: Episode 5 These are the 5 Commandments of Storytelling as outlined by Shawn Coyne in his book The Story Grid: What good Editors Know.  These commandments can be found in all stories that really work. Inciting Incident: Mr….