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Books for Writers


If you're ready to dive deeper into Shawn Coyne's Story Grid methodology,
these books are for you.

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THE STORY GRID: START TO FINISH



Shawn Coyne developed his Story Grid methodology after 25 years in publishing. As a tool for editing a completed manuscript, it’s pure gold.

But what if you wanted to use it as a drafting tool? Can that be done? Is it possible for writers to create a stronger first draft?

Absolutely.

THE STORY GRID: START TO FINISH is another work-in-progress for Valerie. In it, she walks writers through the process of using Shawn Coyne’s methodology from idea to final draft of a novel, using I AM DARKNESS as an example.

If using THE STORY GRID as a drafting tool sounds interesting to you, sign up below for updates.

THE STORY GRID GUIDE: BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA



Valerie has written a complete Story Grid analysis of Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel, DRACULA. She’s analyzed every scene, completed a Story Grid Global Foolscap, filled in a Story Grid spreadsheet and has plotted a final Story Grid showing what works, and what doesn’t.

There area¬† whole series of Story Grid Guides being written. If you’re familiar with Shawn Coyne’s analysis of PRIDE & PREJUDICE (Jane Austen), then you’ll know how comprehensive these guides are.

The Story Grid Guide to Dracula is currently with Shawn for editing. To stay up to date on its progress and to find out when it’s published, sign up below.

 

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