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Naomi Beaty

Naomi Beaty

Naomi Beaty, a screenwriter and script reader in Los Angeles, teaches our online beat sheet screenwriting workshops, our in-person weekend intensive workshops, and hosts our STC! podcasts. Visit her online home and get access to the new library of downloadable screenplays and screenwriting resources.

How Do You Choose Your Story’s Genre?

By on July 11, 2019 in Genre, Podcasts, Tools with 8 Comments
How Do You Choose Your Story’s Genre?

We help you take a closer look at your story ideas.

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3 Valuable Lessons from Our Script Challenge

By on April 4, 2019 in About the Beats, Podcasts, Tools with 8 Comments
3 Valuable Lessons from Our Script Challenge

Master Cat Naomi Beaty reveals 3 things script readers look for.

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Need a Screenplay Idea? Try This Game!

By on February 15, 2019 in Genre, Tips and Tactics, Tools with 13 Comments
Need a Screenplay Idea? Try This Game!

A way to come up with one idea after another

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The Princess Bride Beat Sheet

By on December 21, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Buddy Love with 8 Comments
<i>The Princess Bride</i> Beat Sheet

William Goldman’s script explores the idea of true love.

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Beat Sheet

By on November 9, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Fool Triumphant with 3 Comments
<i>Won’t You Be My Neighbor?</i> Beat Sheet

See how you can write and edit to the beats.

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The Finale Beat

By on October 12, 2018 in About the Beats, Podcasts, Tools with 3 Comments
The Finale Beat

What do you, the writer, need to know?

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In What Order Should You Write Your Beats?

By on August 24, 2018 in About the Beats, Podcasts, Tools with 7 Comments
In What Order Should You Write Your Beats?

Master Cat Naomi Beaty shares strategies that can help you develop your beat sheet in a way that works for you.

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When Is a Beat a Scene vs. a Section of Your Script?

When Is a Beat a <i>Scene</i> vs. a <i>Section</i> of Your Script?

You need to understand the proportions of your story beats to create a foundation that truly resonates with readers and audiences.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Can Your Antagonist Switch Sides?

By on May 11, 2018 in Podcasts, Tips and Tactics, Tools
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Can Your Antagonist Switch Sides?

Answers to a challenging question

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The Story Goal: What Does Your Protagonist Want?

The Story Goal: What Does Your Protagonist Want?

Your story goal is your spine.

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