Category: Progressive Complication

Jack Ryan S1Ep6

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

Story Grid Spreadsheet – Mac

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

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.

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….

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.