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Save the Cat!® and the Upside Down of Stranger Things

By on November 10, 2017 in About the Beats, Genre with 0 Comments
<i> Save the Cat!®</i> and the Upside Down of <i>Stranger Things</i>

With primal tales encompassing five of Blake Snyder’s genres, the Netflix series relies on the principles of good storytelling.

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Using the Beats for Series Planning and Creating Distinctive Characters

By on September 15, 2017 in About the Beats, Novel Writing, Tools with 2 Comments
Using the Beats for Series Planning and Creating Distinctive Characters

An author needed a structural tool.

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5 Ways Save the Cat!® Saved Me During the Writing (and Making) of My First Feature

5 Ways <i>Save the Cat!®</i> Saved Me During the Writing (and Making) of My First Feature

Some advice and laughs from Daisy Aitkens

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Why Audiences of All Ages Respond to Primal Themes

By on June 9, 2017 in About the Beats, Today's Blog
Why Audiences of All Ages Respond to Primal Themes

How to make your stories resonate.

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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, Tools
The Impact of Character Transformation in <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i>

See how a tale of transformation enchants.

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Finish the Year with the 15 Beats to Your Story! Enroll in Our December Online Beat Sheet Workshops!

By on May 1, 2017 in About the Beats
Finish the Year with the 15 Beats to <i>Your</i> Story! Enroll in Our December 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
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
Master Cat! Summit: Naomi Beaty Interviews Salva Rubio

Learn from our new book.

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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
<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
Story Beats in the Songs: The Lyrics of Disney’s <i>Moana</i>

How lyrics provide beats.

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