80 episodes

This is a show dedicated to helping you become a better writer. Each week Story Grid Editors Jarie Bolander, Valerie Francis, Anne Hawley, Kim Kessler, and Leslie Watts analyze a film from one of the 12 Story Grid content genres and discuss it using the Editor’s Six Core Questions as developed by Shawn Coyne or through the lens of another story principle.

Story Grid Editors Roundtable Jarie Bolander, Valerie Francis, Anne Hawley, Kim Kessler, and Leslie Watts

    • Arts
    • 4.7, 31 Ratings

This is a show dedicated to helping you become a better writer. Each week Story Grid Editors Jarie Bolander, Valerie Francis, Anne Hawley, Kim Kessler, and Leslie Watts analyze a film from one of the 12 Story Grid content genres and discuss it using the Editor’s Six Core Questions as developed by Shawn Coyne or through the lens of another story principle.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Hungry.me ,

Awesome simplification

Love this show - helps take the mystery out of creating incredible stories. I've already learned and applied so much, I look forward to every episode!

PXM1968 ,

More Craft Please

I'm adding to my original review below. I'm removing a star, down from three to two. The podcast made some improvements since they began. The opening comments are more succinct, and they seem to be choosing better films.

However, the discussions sometimes veer away from an analysis of a film using the Grid methodology. Instead, the podcast becomes a venue for an editor to review a film from a cultural or political perspective, or the editor just give a personal opinion about whether nor not they like a film.

There are other venues for film reviews and personal opinions, and I didn't think this was supposed to be one. I thought this podcast was supposed to be about how to craft a story. I'd recommend the main Story Grid podcast for excellent practical advice on writing.

Original Review:
These disussions of movies are interesting. I enjoy how they employ the Story Grid methodology, and I'm looking forward to more podcasts. However, there is room for improvement.

First of all, often the opening descriptions of movies is way too long. The descriptions could be more succinct. Second, the choice of films could be improved. For example, they chose The Muppet's version of A Christmas Carol as movie. Well, there are better versions of that story adaptation on film.

Perhaps they could use classic movies as better representative examples of various genres. The movies are out there.

hj69 ,

Essential listening for writers!

This is such a huge gift, having experienced editors analyze stories across a broad range of genres. Absolutely fantastic.

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