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Cory Milles

Cory Milles

Cory Milles has been teaching writing for over a decade. In his spare time, he writes Young Adult novels that seek to capture the power of story to transform his readers. When he’s not writing, teaching, or listening to his collection of movie scores, he can usually be found reading more on the craft of writing. He is an editor of Save the Cat!® Goes to the Indies and the author of the Young Adult novels New Miller's Grove, Legacy, Paradox and Redemption and is featured in the book LOST Thought: Leading Thinkers Discuss LOST.

Iron Man Beat Sheet

By on May 4, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Superhero with 2 Comments
<i>Iron Man</i> Beat Sheet

Marvel Studios’ films always hit the beats. That’s why their stories resonate.

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The X-Files “Rm9sbG93ZxJz” (Season 11, Episode 7) Beat Sheet

By on March 23, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Monster In The House with 0 Comments
<i>The X-Files</i> “Rm9sbG93ZxJz” (Season 11, Episode 7) Beat Sheet

An instructive MITH

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The Primal Call of The Greatest Showman

By on March 9, 2018 in About the Beats, Today's Blog with 3 Comments
The Primal Call of <i>The Greatest Showman</i>

Is the sense of having a purpose in life the key to the film’s success?

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Save the Cat!® and the Upside Down of Stranger Things

By on November 10, 2017 in About the Beats, Genre, Today's Blog with 0 Comments
<i> Save the Cat!®</i> and the Upside Down of <i>Stranger Things</i>

How good structure works.

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Beat Sheet

By on September 22, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Buddy Love with 6 Comments
<i>E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial</i> Beat Sheet

A beat sheet with an especially powerful theme.

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Discovering Your Theme Through Genre – Part 2

By on August 11, 2017 in Genre, Tools with 6 Comments
Discovering Your Theme Through Genre – Part 2

Understand how you can guide your characters.

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Discovering Your Theme Through Genre – Part 1

By on August 4, 2017 in Genre, Tools with 12 Comments
Discovering Your Theme Through Genre – Part 1

Guide your characters towards discovering the theme of their story in a natural way.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Beat Sheet

By on July 21, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Superhero with 0 Comments
<i>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</i> Beat Sheet

Appreciate the solid story beats that left audiences satisfied.

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Borrowed Time Beat Sheet

By on July 7, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Rites of Passage with 1 Comment
<i>Borrowed Time</i> Beat Sheet

Stream the film with its beat sheet in hand.

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Save the Cat!® Goes to the Conferences

By on July 2, 2017 in Today's Blog with 1 Comment
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Goes to the Conferences

What happens when students are taught a common language.

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