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How Blake’s Tools Helped Sell 2 Successful Projects

By on September 27, 2019 in About the Beats, Success Stories, Tools with 1 Comment
How Blake’s Tools Helped Sell 2 Successful Projects

I love telling stories, and I love having tools at my disposal that are both powerful and flexible.

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Save the Cat! Tips for Adapting Your Novel Into a Screenplay

By on September 19, 2019 in About the Beats, Tips and Tactics, Tools with 6 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!</i> Tips for Adapting Your Novel Into a Screenplay

Movies often tell simple stories.

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Singing, Dancing, and Flamethrowing: The Parallels Between Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and La La Land

By on September 5, 2019 in About the Beats, Genre, Today's Blog with 24 Comments
Singing, Dancing, and Flamethrowing: The Parallels Between <i>Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood</i> and <i>La La Land</i>

Blake Snyder’s methods of investigating narrative never fail to illuminate fundamental laws of storytelling.

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Connective Tissue: Finding the Mirror Beats in Your Story

By on August 30, 2019 in About the Beats, Tips and Tactics, Tools with 6 Comments
Connective Tissue: Finding the Mirror Beats in Your Story

Discover your story’s symmetry.

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Blake Snyder’s “Best Book”: Save the Cat! Strikes Back

By on August 15, 2019 in About the Beats, Today's Blog with 0 Comments
Blake Snyder’s “Best Book”: <i>Save the Cat! Strikes Back</i>

When Blake signed off.

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The True Story Behind Jamie Nash’s Novel, Nomad

The True Story Behind Jamie Nash’s Novel, <i>Nomad</i>

How Jamie Nash may have been the first Cat.

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Downloadable Beat by Beat Comparison of 6 Disney Animated Classics

By on June 13, 2019 in About the Beats, Beat Sheets with 3 Comments
Downloadable Beat by Beat Comparison of 6 Disney Animated Classics

Download a colorful beats chart.

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From Screenplay to Novel… and Back Again!

From Screenplay to Novel… and Back Again!

Consider both the reader’s and the viewer’s journeys.

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Downs, Bruno, and Yates’ Graphic Novel Is Published

Downs, Bruno, and Yates’ Graphic Novel Is Published

Inspired by Blake Snyder.

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Our Screenplay Challenge Winner!

By on May 24, 2019 in About the Beats, Success Stories with 5 Comments
Our Screenplay Challenge Winner!

We are proud to present our first ever winner.

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