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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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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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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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From Blake’s Blogs: The Shard of Glass

By on April 20, 2018 in About the Beats, Tips and Tactics, Tools with 4 Comments
From <i>Blake’s Blogs</i>: The Shard of Glass

Why you need a “death moment” in your script.

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The Story Goal: What Does Your Protagonist Want?

The Story Goal: What Does Your Protagonist Want?

Your story goal is your spine.

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How and Why to Write a Good Logline

By on November 30, 2017 in Tips and Tactics, Tools with 271 Comments
How and Why to Write a Good Logline

The essentials for writing an effective logline.

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What’s in a Name? Why a Good Title Matters.

By on October 19, 2017 in Tips and Tactics, Tools
What’s in a Name? Why a Good Title Matters.

Your title is the headline of your story.

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2 Re-Discovered Blake Snyder Interviews

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

Hear what successful scripts have in common.

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