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Beats-ing Writer’s Block

By on March 17, 2017 in Tips and Tactics, Tools with 5 Comments
Beats-ing Writer’s Block

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

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Story Beats in the Songs: The Lyrics of Disney’s Moana

By on March 3, 2017 in About the Beats, Tools with 2 Comments
Story Beats in the Songs: The Lyrics of Disney’s <i>Moana</i>

How lyrics provide beats.

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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 with 4 Comments
<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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The Save the Cat!® Android app – Now Available on Google Play

By on January 26, 2017 in Tools
The <i>Save the Cat!®</i> Android app – Now Available on Google Play

Whenever your creative juices start flowing, you’ll have this revolutionary app — based on Blake Snyder’s best-selling books and software — at your fingertips.

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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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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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