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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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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Choosing Your Genre

By on January 6, 2017 in Genre, Podcasts, Tools
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Choosing Your Genre

How to use Blake Snyder’s 10 genres to develop your story.

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Jose Silerio Interview on Blake Snyder’s Genres

By on August 26, 2016 in Genre, Tips and Tactics, Tools
Jose Silerio Interview on Blake Snyder’s Genres

Over 33 minutes on the 10 Save the Cat!® story categories

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Your Logline Template for Each Save the Cat!® Genre

By on July 1, 2016 in Genre, Tools
Your Logline Template for Each <i>Save the Cat!</i>® Genre

Templates to help you develop loglines for your stories.

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Blake Snyder’s Glossary of Genre Terms

By on March 18, 2016 in Genre, Tools
Blake Snyder’s Glossary of Genre Terms

Some key terms from Blake’s genre podcast are defined.

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He Said, She Said: Lessons in (Buddy) Love

By on July 3, 2015 in About the Beats, Genre, Today's Blog
He Said, She Said: Lessons in (Buddy) Love

How to strike a successful balance of co-protagonists.

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Final Draft and Save the Cat!® Team Up to Inspire Writers

By on June 5, 2015 in About the Beats, Genre
Final Draft and Save the Cat!® Team Up to Inspire Writers

Final Draft customers have said again and again that Save the Cat! Beat Sheets help them organize their script ideas into an accessible structure. Now STC! templates are part of Final Draft 9.

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The Hunger Games‘ Mid-Franchise Genre Shift

By on December 19, 2014 in Genre, Today's Blog
<i>The Hunger Games</i>‘ Mid-Franchise Genre Shift

Can you switch narrative models mid-franchise?

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: What Is the Genre of Captain America: The Winter Soldier?

By on May 16, 2014 in Genre, Podcasts, Tools
Save the Cat!® Podcast: What Is the Genre of <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i>?

Can a Superhero be in a Whydunit… and if so, why? That’s the question Master Cat! Jose Silerio tackles in this podcast that considers what makes this big box-office hit resonate. Listen to Jose and Guy Thompson talk about Blake Snyder’s genres and this Marvel-ous movie.

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Dr. Who‘s 50th Anniversary: A Save the Cat!® Perspective

By on November 22, 2013 in About the Beats, Genre, Today's Blog
<i>Dr. Who</i>‘s 50th Anniversary: A <i>Save the Cat!®</i> Perspective

Thanks to Cory Milles for this outstanding Blakean tribute to the classic show: He has lived for over a millennium, traversing time and space as he explores the farthest reaches of the unknown. He has single-handedly fought back entire armies, saving our planet from total annihilation. He often travels with a companion, yet is perhaps the […]

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