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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 with 4 Comments
The Impact of Character Transformation in <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i>

James Gunn demonstrates how a story with heart — that tells a tale of transformation — will enchant an audience.

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Introducing STC!U, Our Online Beat Sheet Workshops

By on May 1, 2017 in About the Beats with 0 Comments
Introducing <i>STC!U</i>, Our Online Beat Sheet Workshops

Start with an idea… and five weeks later have the 15 beats of your screenplay.

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Turn the Beats Around

By on April 21, 2017 in About the Beats, Tools with 2 Comments
Turn the Beats Around

The beat sheet can be a testament to your ability to challenge yourself.

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Master Cat! Summit: Naomi Beaty Interviews Salva Rubio

By on April 14, 2017 in About the Beats, Today's Blog with 0 Comments
Master Cat! Summit: Naomi Beaty Interviews Salva Rubio

What you can learn from Save the Cat!® Goes to the Indies.

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Save the Cat!® Goes to the Indies Is Now On Sale

By on March 24, 2017 in About the Beats, Genre, Today's Blog with 0 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!® Goes to the Indies</i> Is Now On Sale

See how other writers have tackled the same challenges you’re facing.

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Story Beats in the Songs: The Lyrics of Disney’s Moana

By on March 3, 2017 in About the Beats, Tools with 2 Comments
Story Beats in the Songs: The Lyrics of Disney’s <i>Moana</i>

How lyrics provide beats.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: The All Is Lost Beat Test

<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: The All Is Lost Beat Test

How to use the story beat to crack your own story.

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The Macrocosm in the Microcosm: LA LA LAND‘s Opening Number

By on January 27, 2017 in About the Beats, Today's Blog with 15 Comments
The Macrocosm in the Microcosm: <i>LA LA LAND</i>‘s Opening Number

A glimpse of 7 beats.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Does Your Hero Have to Transform?

<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Does Your Hero Have to Transform?

Defining transformation.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Your Theme Stated

<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Your Theme Stated

How and when you use this beat.

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