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Kage233
Oct 30 '19
Rating:   10
Great content and hosts

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

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@gypsyqueencab
Sep 10 '19
Rating:   10
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!

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Sresari
Aug 28 '19
Rating:   10
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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PXM1968
Mar 6 '19
Rating:   4
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.

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Hungry.me
Aug 29 '18
Rating:   10
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!

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hj69
Aug 3 '18
Rating:   10
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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SueCampbellPDX
Jul 12 '18
Rating:   10
Wonderful for Story Nerds

I absolutely love listening to this podcast and playing along with the analysis for movies I’ve seen. The editors really do their homework and show their depth of knowledge and it’s super interesting when they disagree. A must-listen for any story nerd.

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Redwoods cali
Feb 16 '18
Rating:   6
helpful info, very trying to listen to

I didn't realize what masters Shawn Coyne and Tim Granhl are in presentation and personality until I listened to the spin-off Story Grid Editor Roundtable. The informaiton is helpful but listening to each presentor's voice and narration is distracting and grading on my nerves. Your on to something, please improve your presentation.

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Matteo Masiello
Feb 1 '18
Rating:   6
It's okay, but

it's okaym but the problem is that these movies are only examples of mixed genres, or could arguablely be subgenres of large genres. Alien is more science fiction/.horror. Hit Fuzz is comedy or satire/thriller. Also ,there is no real main character in Alien. though the rountable treats it as if Ripley is the main character. There is no character shift in the characters in the film either, as is symptomatic of many of Dan O'Bannon's work - yes, I consider Alien more similar to Bannon's work than Ridley Scott. Look at the other screenplays O'Bannon wrote. There are really no character shifts in his characters. The stories are driven by external forces imposed on the characters who do not change (have an arc) but endure. Very much like a Howard Hawks film.

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310Jem
Feb 1 '18
Rating:   10
Very helpful for storytellers!

I’ve already learned a lot about why certain stories work the way they do and I will be applying these principles to my writing. Can’t wait to hear more from the Story Grid Editors!

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Jenn with 2 Ns
Feb 1 '18
Rating:   10
Fascinating

The discussion of how films become great based on the story grid method is fascinating. As someone that is not an editor and is only attempting to be a writer I found it very useful to hear the breakdown of each genre. I'm looking forward to how the discussion continues to progress as this podcast grows!

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Atticusjw
Jan 27 '18
Rating:   10
Informative!

Big fan of story grid and the story good podcast. This is a great way to find out more of those mandatory scenes for storytelling. Everyone is really on their game here!

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BluesDancingLori
Jan 26 '18
Rating:   10
Great show for learning about a genre

I’m an editor and I love this show. It’s really helpful to hear breakdowns of iconic stories. I will be using these episodes to help clients understand what readers will expect from stories in the genre they write in. What plot points do they need to hit? How can they progressively raise the stakes? What does it take to have a satisfying ending? This podcast is kind of like a cheat sheet for editors and writers.

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