To write a story that captivates readers and stands the test of time, you need a daily practice and professional tools. In this guide, fantasy author and editor Danielle Kiowski rolls out an elegant blueprint for building your practice using Story Grid tools.
Like all writers, you struggle to defeat Resistance and devote proper time and attention to craft. You want to get words on the page, and above all, you want your stories to work. Kiowski demonstrates how the Story Grid Rule of 530 can help you establish simple, transformative habits to reach those goals.
What's the Rule of 530? Write 500 words a day and study masterworks of story craft for 30 minutes per day.
A daily writing and story analysis practice will level up your skills by blending four types of knowledge to help you understand what makes a story great and how to infuse that knowledge into your own stories. You'll learn concepts based on Story Grid's methodology, put those concepts into practice, test your understanding, and finally-through group study-you'll develop new, shared insights.
Beautiful stories don't happen overnight.
Focus on the process. Use the Rule of 530. And find joy in becoming a lifelong storyteller.