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This is a show dedicated to helping you become a better writer using the Story Grid method, developed by Shawn Coyne. Each week this season, we analyze a scene or short story to get to the bottom of how to write scenes because to write a story that works, you must be able to write scenes that work.

Story Grid Writers' Roo‪m‬ Valerie Francis, Leslie Watts

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    • 4.7 • 53 Ratings

This is a show dedicated to helping you become a better writer using the Story Grid method, developed by Shawn Coyne. Each week this season, we analyze a scene or short story to get to the bottom of how to write scenes because to write a story that works, you must be able to write scenes that work.

    Season Three Preview

    Season Three Preview

    This season on the Story Grid Writers’ Room podcast, Leslie and Valerie are doing a full Story Grid macro analysis of A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. We'll review the Editor’s Six Core Questions and look at each of the acts in detail.

    • 7 min
    Gone Girl - Key Takeaways

    Gone Girl - Key Takeaways

    Stay tuned to discover the final takeaways from Valerie and Leslie’s deep study of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 novel, Gone Girl. Find out what they’ve learned by applying Story Grid’s Editor’s Six Core Questions and breaking down each quadrant of this compelling Psychological Thriller.

    • 43 min
    Gone Girl - Ending Payoff

    Gone Girl - Ending Payoff

    Wonder how to deliver a powerful and satisfying finish to your story? On the Story Grid Writer’s Room podcast this week, Valerie and Leslie analyze the ending payoff of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl to unpack what makes this story work so well.

    • 37 min
    Gone Girl - Middle Build Two

    Gone Girl - Middle Build Two

    Feeling stuck in the middle of your story? On the Story Grid Writer’s Room podcast this week, Valerie and Leslie analyze the middle build 2 quadrant of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl to unpack what makes this story work so well.

    • 45 min
    Gone Girl - Middle Build 1

    Gone Girl - Middle Build 1

    How can you keep readers turning pages through the middle build of your story? On the Story Grid Writer’s Room podcast this week, Valerie and Leslie find out by analyzing the middle build 1 quadrant of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.

    • 39 min
    Gone Girl - The Beginning Hook

    Gone Girl - The Beginning Hook

    What makes the opening of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 Psychological Thriller, Gone Girl, so compelling? On the Story Grid Writer's Room podcast this week, Valerie and Leslie analyze the beginning hook to find out.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Kage233 ,

Great content and hosts

This podcast is so helpful and makes storytelling very simple and accessible. The hosts are great and personable!

@gypsyqueencab ,

A Round of Applause for the Story Grid Editors!

I’m in awe of all the editors who created the Roundtable Podcast! Each has taken Shawn Coyne’s Story Grid methodology to heart and has assimilated the knowledge to produce an amazing body of work from which we can learn. I can’t begin to imagine the time invested in preparing for each podcast...week after week for years. Kudos to all of you!

Sresari ,

Treasure trove for writers and editors!

This is such a well-organized show and the passion and knowledge of the Roundtablers makes it fun to listen to. I almost always learn something important to my craft, even if the genre is not one that I’m interested in at the moment.

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