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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part One: 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 One: 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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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Why Stakes Should Be Primal

By on July 20, 2018 in Podcasts, Tips and Tactics, Tools with 2 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Why Stakes Should Be Primal

Master Cat Cory Milles contrasts The Dark Knight with Batman v. Superman.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Can Your Antagonist Switch Sides?

By on May 11, 2018 in Podcasts, Tips and Tactics, Tools with 5 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Can Your Antagonist Switch Sides?

Answers to a challenging question

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: When Should You Know Your Theme?

By on March 2, 2018 in About the Beats, Podcasts, Tools with 8 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: When Should You Know Your Theme?

What is your theme’s purpose?

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: The All Is Lost Beat Test

<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: The All Is Lost Beat Test

How to use the story beat to crack your own story.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Interview with Screenwriter Marc Haimes

By on February 3, 2017 in Podcasts, Tools
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Interview with Screenwriter Marc Haimes

The writer of Kubo and the Two Strings on creativity and the writing process.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Does Your Hero Have to Transform?

<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Does Your Hero Have to Transform?

Defining transformation.

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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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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Your Theme Stated

<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Your Theme Stated

How and when you use this beat.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Your B Story

<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Your B Story

The purpose of your B Story and your B Story Character.

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