Category: Progressive Complication

S+SG: The 5 Commandments – Windows

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.