You’ve read the Story Grid books and listened to the Podcast. But how can you apply this to your work?


Working with a Certified Story Grid Editor is a game changer.

Devised by ex-Random House Publisher and Literary Agent Shawn Coyne, it’s the Tesla of editorial tools. But I don’t need to convince you! If you’re on this page, you know that the Story Grid Universe is a toolkit to help you master your genre and understand the building blocks of story.

Whether you’re a fan of the Hero’s Journey, the Virgin’s Promise or Save the Cat, this system will complement your understanding of story structure.

I was an editor for a decade before I discovered the Story Grid, and over the past two years, I slowly started using Shawn’s tools. I was so impressed with the results that I flew to Nashville for an intense training session with Shawn, and have now joined the Story Grid Editorial team.

As a Story Grid Editor I have access to a network of story geeks and special resources that I will harness to help you unwind any thorny problems.

If you’d like to make deep progress, the diagnostic is a fantastic editorial service.

What is a Story Grid Diagnostic?

Here is what you get when you invest in a Story Grid Diagnostic:

  1. The 6 Core Question Analysis. I will read your manuscript and apply the Story Grid 6 Core Question Analysis to your work. This is a deep dive into your manuscript, analyzing what works and what doesn’t work.

  2. A One-Hour Phone Consultation. We’ll have a one-on-one chat, discussing your own questions and my editorial analysis of your story. You’ll leave the call with a clearer global, big-picture view of your manuscript and its genre.

  3. A Story Grid Spreadsheet of Your First Five Scenes. I will provide a full Story Grid work-up of the first five scenes of your manuscript. This will give you a black-and-white, close-up view of which scenes are working and which aren’t—and why.

  4. Next Steps Recommendation Letter. Every writer is at a different place in his or her journey. I will provide suggested next steps you can take to level-up as a writer. This will include specific Story Grid homework to help improve your skills and your manuscript.

  5. Masterworks of the Genre Recommendations and Additional Resources. Throughout the Story Grid Diagnostic process, I will be working on helping you identify and refine your genre choice. At the end of our process, I shall hand you a list of Masterworks to study along with the Story Grid Genre Cheat Sheet for your genre.