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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.

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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A Man Like You Beat Sheet

By on March 16, 2018 in Beat Sheets
<i>A Man Like You</i> Beat Sheet

Watch a brilliant 3-minute film and read its beats.

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