Mentoring Authors One Scene at a Time – Thriller/Military/Non-Fiction/SF/Fantasy
My series of articles called Writing Soldiers are specifically written to help writers create more realistic military characters. These posts include, among other things, information on rank, uniforms, tactics, relationships, and other military environmental themes that are constantly confused or misunderstood in the movies,… Continue Reading “Writing Soldiers”
Jack Ryan, Amazon Prime’s Action Series, broken down by story elements to show why it’s a story well told.
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.
Analyzing the Jack Ryan Series using the Story Grid Method
Analyzing the final episode (Episode 8) of Season 1 of Gentleman Jack for Story Grid elements.
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… Continue Reading “Gentleman Jack Ep7”
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… Continue Reading “Gentleman Jack Ep6”
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.
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.… Continue Reading “Gentleman Jack Ep5”