Manuscript Evaluation and Diagnosis Using Shawn Coyne’s Story Grid

The Story Gridâ„  is an innovative approach to developmental editing created by 25-year publishing industry veteran Shawn Coyne. It is a powerful tool that can help authors write better books and editors more effectively guide their authors.

Until now, the only option aspiring authors had to learn the ins and outs of the Story Grid and how to apply it was to consume the content and online courses on In response to the many writers asking for one-on-one help using the Story Grid to write better books, Shawn has personally trained 19 professional editors and writers in this system—and I am one of them. Learn more about Story Grid.

The first step in this process is the Story Grid Diagnostic. The diagnostic will give us both clarity about where your manuscript is and what it needs. It also will give you a feel for my process and us a chance to get to know each other and ensure that it’s a good fit before we commit to spending a year (or more) of our lives together!

The Story Grid Diagnostic – $997

What You Get
  • One read through of your manuscript
  • One one-hour phone consultation
  • Story Grid spreadsheet reflecting the structure of the first five scenes of your book
  • “Global Story” analysis
  • List of Masterworks of the genre
  • List of recommendations and next steps

Click here to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with me to see if the Story Grid Diagnostic is a fit for you.