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From the Best of Blake’s Blogs: Dig Deep Down

By on February 7, 2019 in About the Beats with 1 Comment
From the Best of <i>Blake’s Blogs</i>: Dig Deep Down

Can you write stories that not only resonate, but may even be “touched by the divine”?

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What Save the Cat! Writes a Novel Can Do for You – A TV Interview with Jessica Brody

What <i>Save the Cat! Writes a Novel</i> Can Do for You – A TV Interview with Jessica Brody

Watch this info-packed conversation.

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A Writer’s Life – Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best From Stage to Screen

By on January 11, 2019 in About the Beats, Success Stories with 2 Comments
A Writer’s Life – <i>Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best</i> From Stage to Screen

How a sold-out play is adapted.

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Filmmakers of the Future: David Valolao’s A Match at the Ends of the Earth

By on January 4, 2019 in About the Beats, Success Stories with 2 Comments
Filmmakers of the Future: David Valolao’s <i>A Match at the Ends of the Earth</i>

Watch the multiple award winner.

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STC! Writes a Novel Makes Bustle New Year’s List

By on December 28, 2018 in About the Beats, Success Stories with 0 Comments
<i>STC! Writes a Novel</i> Makes <i>Bustle</i> New Year’s List

Recommended for writers’ new year’s resolutions.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 7: When Do You Use the Beat Sheet?

<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 7: When Do You Use the Beat Sheet?

Discover many ways you can integrate the beat sheet into your writing process.

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How Save the Cat! Helped Me Sell a Graphic Novel

How <i>Save the Cat!</i> Helped Me Sell a Graphic Novel

Blake Snyder’s books as a framework

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 6: How Does the Catalyst Beat Vary According to Genre?

<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 6: How Does the Catalyst Beat Vary According to Genre?

Each of Blake Snyder’s 10 genres have distinctive catalysts.

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The Save the Cat!® Screenplay Challenge Is Here!

By on October 15, 2018 in About the Beats with 25 Comments
The <i>Save the Cat!® Screenplay Challenge</i> Is Here!

Our approach is simple: a screenplay competition that uses the same language the writer, the reader and the decision makers use.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 5: The Finale Beat

By on October 12, 2018 in About the Beats, Podcasts, Tools with 3 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 5: The Finale Beat

What do you, the writer, need to know?

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