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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 with 2 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 need to know to deliver the finale your story, your protagonist, and your audience deserve?

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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 0 Comments
<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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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 1: When Is a Beat a Scene vs. a Section of Your Script?

<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 1: When Is a Beat a <i>Scene</i> vs. a <i>Section</i> of Your Script?

You need to understand the proportions of your story beats to create a foundation that truly resonates with readers and audiences.

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Best of Ben Frahm: Keep the Beats Simple!

By on July 13, 2018 in About the Beats, Tips and Tactics, Tools with 1 Comment
Best of Ben Frahm: Keep the Beats Simple!

Don’t get caught up in the minutia of a scene.

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Billy Ray’s “Simple Emotional Journey”

Billy Ray’s “Simple Emotional Journey”

Map your hero’s emotional journey with plot points.

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