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Save the Cat!® Podcast: <i>Birdman</i> and Its Genre

Save the Cat!® Podcast: Birdman and Its Genre

By on April 3, 2015 in Podcasts, Tools with 0 Comments

The Academy Award® winner is an example of Blake Snyder’s Rites of Passage genre.

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: <i>This Is Where I Leave You</i> and the Institutionalized Genre

Save the Cat!® Podcast: This Is Where I Leave You and the Institutionalized Genre

By on January 30, 2015 in Podcasts, Tools

An excellent example of the Institutionalized genre.

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Double Bump Catalyst of <i>Big Hero 6</i>
Save the Cat!® Podcast: What Makes Your “Upside-Down World” Work?

Save the Cat!® Podcast: What Makes Your “Upside-Down World” Work?

By on December 12, 2014 in Podcasts, Tools

How different should your Act Two world be?

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Beat Sheets

<i>Tommy Boy</i> Beat Sheet

Tommy Boy Beat Sheet

By on March 27, 2015 in Beat Sheet with 0 Comments

Screenwriters Bonnie and Terry Turner hit the beats beautifully.

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<i>Ratatouille</i> Beat Sheet

Ratatouille Beat Sheet

By on March 20, 2015 in Beat Sheet with 2 Comments

See how writer Brad Bird serves 15 tasty beats in a story that really cooks.

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<I>The Babadook</I> Beat Sheet

The Babadook Beat Sheet

By on March 13, 2015 in Beat Sheet with 0 Comments

Screenwriter Jennifer Kent has put a Monster in the House and it’s name is The Babadook.

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<i>Star Trek (2009)</i> Beat Sheet

Star Trek (2009) Beat Sheet

By on March 6, 2015 in Beat Sheet with 1 Comment

The screenplay by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman hits the beats.

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Blog

The Ten Commandments of Screenwriting Excellence

The Ten Commandments of Screenwriting Excellence

By on February 20, 2015 in Today's Blog with 3 Comments

We must do better. And we can.

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How the Cat Saved the Dragon

How the Cat Saved the Dragon

By on February 13, 2015 in About the Beats, Today's Blog with 2 Comments

Dean DeBlois talks about Blake Snyder’s influence on his process.

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Jose Silerio, Ingmar Bergman and Teaching <i>Save the Cat!</i> Structure in Sweden
The Language of <i>Save the Cat!</i>®

The Language of Save the Cat!®

By on January 9, 2015 in Tips and Tactics, Today's Blog

Here are some key phrases to think about when you write.

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Success Stories

Al Rodriguez Up for a Saturn Award

Al Rodriguez Up for a Saturn Award

By on March 4, 2015 in Success Stories with 0 Comments

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series has been nominated for a Saturn Award.

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Another Jessica Brody Novel Going to Film!

Another Jessica Brody Novel Going to Film!

By on March 3, 2015 in Success Stories with 1 Comment

Congrats to a Master Cat!

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Hope Tarr in the <I>NY Post</I>

Hope Tarr in the NY Post

By on February 12, 2015 in Success Stories

Congrats to STC! friend and blogger Hope Tarr. Hope was featured in a recent NY Post article about her 25 novels and more.

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Dean DeBlois Wins Golden Globe Award

Dean DeBlois Wins Golden Globe Award

By on January 13, 2015 in Success Stories

A big win for our good friend!

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Other Recent Posts

American Sniper Beat Sheet

By on February 27, 2015 in Beat Sheet with 0 Comments
<i>American Sniper</i> Beat Sheet

See how screenwriter Jason Hall’s script hits the beats.

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The Lego Movie Beat Sheet

By on January 16, 2015 in Beat Sheet
<i>The Lego Movie</i> Beat Sheet

Check out the perfect structure of this popular film.

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From the Best of Blake’s Blogs: Dig Deep Down

By on January 2, 2015 in About the Beats, Today's Blog
From the Best of Blake’s Blogs: Dig Deep Down

Can your story be “touched by the divine”?

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