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2 Re-Discovered Blake Snyder Interviews

By on September 3, 2017 in Tips and Tactics, Tools with 2 Comments
2 Re-Discovered Blake Snyder Interviews

Hear what successful scripts have in common.

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Beats-ing Writer’s Block

By on March 17, 2017 in Tips and Tactics, Tools
Beats-ing Writer’s Block

Getting unstuck can be as simple as starting with a beat.

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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: 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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Seeing Theme in the Dark Night of the Soul

By on November 25, 2016 in About the Beats, Tips and Tactics, Tools with 12 Comments
Seeing Theme in the Dark Night of the Soul

The beat reflects how the main character feels about the theme.

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A Tale of Two Sequels: The Importance of Transformation

By on November 18, 2016 in About the Beats, Tips and Tactics, Tools
A Tale of Two Sequels: The Importance of Transformation

One thing audiences can relate to.

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: Your First Ten Pages

<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Podcast: Your First Ten Pages

The foundation of both your story and your hero’s emotional needs.

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Cracking the Midpoint: The False Victory

By on October 28, 2016 in About the Beats, Tips and Tactics, Tools
Cracking the Midpoint: The False Victory

What if your story calls for a false victory at the Midpoint?

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All Is Lost Means All Is Lost

By on October 21, 2016 in About the Beats, Tips and Tactics, Tools
All Is Lost Means All Is Lost

Understand the importance of the lowest point of your hero’s journey, physically and emotionally.

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