Editor Kim Kessler talks with Rebecca about how to expand a short screenplay she wrote for an NYCM competition. Together they discuss what's working about this piece in particular, but also how to use what you know about yourself to write better stories in the future.

Kimberly Kessler is a Story Grid Certified Editor, TEDx speaker, and one-fourth of the Story Grid Editor Roundtable Podcast. As an editor, she specializes in helping writers craft authentic character arcs and internally-driven stories. As a novelist and filmmaker, she uses humor to explore trauma and find a redemptive perspective on pain. She lives in Washington state with her stand-up comedian husband and three "think they're a comedian" kids. You can connect with her directly at www.kimberkessler.com

Things Kim and I mentioned in the episode:

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NYCM Competitions

James Scott Bell's Short Story Book*

The Story Grid Anthology*

The Story Grid Editors Roundtable Podcast

How to decide how long your story should be from Mary Robinette Kowal's advice

MICE quotient from Orsen Scott Card

Kim’s Novel*

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