The 6 core questions get down to the bones of the story and if all the questions can be answered then the story is on a path to work for the readers.
The most important question is the first, what is the Genre of the story. The Genre of the novel will help the author determine the Global Value of the novel.
From the Genre is derived the Conventions and the Obligatory Scenes that the reader will expect (whether he is aware of it or not) in order to be satisfied with the story.
The Point of View, Object of Desire (for the antagonist and protagonist), and Controlling Idea/ Theme will help the author keep the story on the path to success.
The Beginning Hook, Middle Build, and Ending Payoff will help the author outline the 15 core scenes of the novel with the Global Value. This will make up the spine of the novel.
Here are television series that I have analyzed so far in my blog:
If you have any suggested TV series you would like me to analyze, please write in the comments below, I’d love to hear what you think.
If you want to learn more about writing a story using the Story Grid methodology, go to the Story Grid Webpage to find free videos and articles on how to implement the methodology.
These articles contain information about the 5 Commandments of Storytelling and the Editor’s 6 Core Questions from the book The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne. They also give details on obligatory scenes and conventions for specific genres, such as the thriller, love story, war story, crime story, and more.
For an example of how these techniques are used, read Jane Austin’s The Pride and the Prejudice with annotations by Shawn Coyne.