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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.

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

By on November 10, 2017 in About the Beats, Genre, Today's Blog
<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
<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
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
<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
<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
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Goes to the Conferences

What happens when students are taught a common language.

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The Wizard of Oz Beat Sheet

By on June 23, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Golden Fleece
<i>The Wizard of Oz</i> Beat Sheet

See how the language of STC! can help you write your screenplay.

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The Impact of Character Transformation in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

By on May 19, 2017 in About the Beats, Tools
The Impact of Character Transformation in <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i>

See how a tale of transformation enchants.

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A Monster Calls Beat Sheet

By on May 5, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Rites of Passage
<i>A Monster Calls</i> Beat Sheet

“Stories are wild creatures,” but they can still hit Blake Snyder’s 15 beats to resonate with audiences.

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