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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

I did not call the breaks in the script Chapter One, Chapter Two, etc. By the second draft they became Opening Image, Theme Stated, Set-Up, Catalyst, and you will know the others if you have read Blake Snyder’s book.

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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 7 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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TEEN TITANS GO! Salutes Save the Cat!

By on October 11, 2018 in About the Beats, Success Stories with 0 Comments
TEEN TITANS GO! Salutes <i>Save the Cat!</i>

Watch what happens when our heroes decide to make a movie!

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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel Is Now Available!

By on October 5, 2018 in About the Beats, Novel Writing, Today's Blog with 1 Comment
<i>Save the Cat! Writes a Novel</i> Is Now Available!

The 15 essential plot points that can make any novel a success

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 4: The Last 3 Pillar Beats

<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 4: The Last 3 Pillar Beats

The Catalyst, Break into Two, and Break into Three story beats

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Slay Responsibly: The Story Behind Don Roff’s Latest Success

By on September 14, 2018 in About the Beats, Novel Writing, Success Stories with 4 Comments
Slay Responsibly: The Story Behind Don Roff’s Latest Success

Characters you just can’t ignore.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 2: In What Order Should You Write Your Beats?

By on August 24, 2018 in About the Beats, Podcasts, Tools with 7 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 2: 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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Introducing the Save the Cat!® Crash Course with Free Sample

By on August 19, 2018 in About the Beats, Tools with 0 Comments
Introducing the <i>Save the Cat!®</i> Crash Course with Free Sample

The keys to the Beat Sheet.

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