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

By on September 7, 2018 in Podcasts, Tools with 5 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 3: The First 3 Pillar Beats

Opening Image, Midpoint, and Final Image

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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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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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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

Ask moral questions.

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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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