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Gentleman Jack Ep4

The 5 Commandments of Gentleman Jack: Episode 4 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: There is…

Old Man’s War – SciFi Action

Examining stories with the Story Grid’s 6 Core Questions can help writers learn to make better stories by examining the details of other authors. Old Man’s War my John Scalzi is iconic Science Fiction Action Story. Let’s take a look at how it works.

Gentleman Jack Ep3

I am releasing this early because I want to publish the Episodes as I watch them to see if my predictions are correct and I’m a few episodes behind. The 5 Commandments of Gentleman Jack: Episode These are the 5 Commandments of Storytelling as…

Gentleman Jack Ep2

I am releasing this early because I want to publish the Episodes as I watch them to see if my predictions are correct and I’m a few episodes behind. The 5 Commandments of Gentleman Jack: Episode 2 These are the 5 Commandments of Storytelling…

Gentleman Jack Ep1

I am releasing this early because I want to publish the Episodes as I watch them to see if my predictions are correct and I’m a few episodes behind. The 5 Commandments of Gentleman Jack: Episode 1 These are the 5 Commandments of Storytelling…

Gentleman Jack – Intro

For my first series I will review with the Story Grid 5 Commandments, I’ve chosen the HBO series ‘Gentleman Jack’, mainly because I’ve just started watching it myself. From IMDB, Gentleman Jack is described as “A dramatization of the life of LGBTQ+ trailblazer, voracious…

Importing Files – Mac and Win

If you have some manuscripts that are still in Word or a TXT file then there is a very easy way to transfer them into Scrivener and organize them into individual chapters. If you have them in another format that you can copy, the…

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