Category: Progressive Complication

Jack Ryan Episode 7 – Story Analysis

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

Jack Ryan Episode 6 – Story Analysis

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

Scrivener Meets Story Grid – Creating the Story Grid Spreadsheet

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

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.

Scrivener Meets Story Grid – The 5 Commandments for Scenes and Tracking Progressive Complications – Mac Version

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.

The 5 Commandments of a Story Grid Scene integrated into Scrivener – Windows version of Scrivener

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.

Analysis of Story Elements for HBO’s ‘Gentleman Jack’: Episode 5

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….

Analysis of Story Elements for HBO’s ‘Gentleman Jack’: Episode 4

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…

John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War – Analysis and 6 Core Questions

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.