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A Tip from Our Workshops: Are You Spidering?

A Tip from Our Workshops: Are You Spidering?

By on October 14, 2014 in Tips and Tactics, Tools with 0 Comments

Stick to your premise and avoid “webs” that lead your audience astray.

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: How to Handle Your Hero’s Wants & Needs

Save the Cat!® Podcast: How to Handle Your Hero’s Wants & Needs

By on October 3, 2014 in Podcasts, Tools with 2 Comments

Your protagonist has wants, but it’s his or her needs that will connect with your audience.

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A Tip from Our Workshops: Avoid “Blurry Beats”

A Tip from Our Workshops: Avoid “Blurry Beats”

By on September 25, 2014 in Tips and Tactics, Tools with 0 Comments

Are your beats too soft to see?

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: How to Make Your Midpoint Masterful

Save the Cat!® Podcast: How to Make Your Midpoint Masterful

By on September 12, 2014 in Podcasts, Tools with 4 Comments

What’s the right halfway point for your story? What is the signal that the Fun and Games are over?

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Beat Sheets

<i>Gone Girl</i> Beat Sheet

Gone Girl Beat Sheet

By on October 15, 2014 in Beat Sheet with 9 Comments

The country’s #1 movie asks primal questions of a marriage and our story’s theme: What have we done to each other?

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<i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> Beat Sheet

Guardians of the Galaxy Beat Sheet

By on August 15, 2014 in Beat Sheet with 22 Comments

Marvel took a chance when it decided to film Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s different from the company’s previous films in both tone and scope. However, its box office numbers indicate that it’s a gamble that has paid off.

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<i>How to Train Your Dragon 2</i> Beat Sheet

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Beat Sheet

By on July 4, 2014 in Beat Sheet with 5 Comments

Pitting the protagonist against new challenges opens up opportunities to explore growth.

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<i>The Twilight Zone®</i> “Time Enough at Last” Beat Sheet

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<i>Gratitude & Trust</i>… and Blake

Gratitude & Trust… and Blake

By on September 26, 2014 in Today's Blog with 7 Comments

No one knew Blake as well as his lifelong friend, Tracey Jackson, who has dedicated her new book to him.

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What You See Is Who You Get: POV in Script-To-Book Adaptations

What You See Is Who You Get: POV in Script-To-Book Adaptations

By on September 19, 2014 in Novel Writing, Today's Blog with 0 Comments

How to translate what the camera sees to what each character in your novel experiences.

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Why in the World Did Your Story Matter to You?

Why in the World Did Your Story Matter to You?

By on August 29, 2014 in Novel Writing, Today's Blog with 5 Comments

You spend years researching and writing. Why bother?

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Gifts from Blake – Five Years After His Death

Gifts from Blake – Five Years After His Death

By on August 8, 2014 in Today's Blog with 4 Comments

What made Blake a generous soul with an incredible gift?

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Success Stories

We’re on a Great Disney List

We’re on a Great Disney List

By on October 18, 2014 in Success Stories with 0 Comments

Save the Cat! is recommended reading for 2 wonderful Disney/ABC writing programs.

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Ben Affleck Saves the Cat

Ben Affleck Saves the Cat

By on October 3, 2014 in Success Stories with 0 Comments

Gone Girl screenwriter Gillian Flynn uses Save the Cat!

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Jamie Nash’s <i>Exists</i> Trailer

Jamie Nash’s Exists Trailer

By on August 25, 2014 in Success Stories with 0 Comments

The trailer for Jamie Nash’s latest Monster in the House premiered today. See it here!

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Big Hit for Marilyn Brandt

Big Hit for Marilyn Brandt

By on July 26, 2014 in Success Stories

Congrats to STC! friend and guest blogger, Marilyn Brandt. Her On Any Given Sundae is part of the Love, Laughter & Happily Afters Collection.

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Other Recent Posts

Save the Cat!® Podcast: Moving the Beats

By on September 5, 2014 in Podcasts, Tools with 4 Comments
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Moving the Beats

Can the sequence of the beats be changed?

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Power of Value-Added Tension

By on August 1, 2014 in Podcasts, Tools with 6 Comments
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Power of Value-Added Tension

Discover a way to raise the stakes for your hero.

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Theme Stated Beat of Little Miss Sunshine

By on July 25, 2014 in About the Beats, Podcasts, Tools
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Theme Stated Beat of <i>Little Miss Sunshine</i>

How characters can resonate.

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