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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 that generate the emotions.

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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 2 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Can Your Antagonist Switch Sides?

Answers to a challenging question

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Make Your Horror Script Resonate: Bringing Your A Game to Your B Story

By on April 27, 2018 in About the Beats, Genre, Tools with 4 Comments
Make Your Horror Script Resonate: Bringing Your A Game to Your B Story

The role of A Quiet Place‘s B Story.

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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 3 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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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: Which Beat Is the Most Critical to Your Protagonist’s Transformation?

By on January 19, 2018 in About the Beats, Tools with 16 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Which Beat Is the Most Critical to Your Protagonist’s Transformation?

Naomi Beaty shows how you can create an arc.

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How and Why to Write a Good Logline

By on November 30, 2017 in Tips and Tactics, Tools with 224 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 with 6 Comments
What’s in a Name? Why a Good Title Matters.

Your title is the headline of your story.

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Using the Beats for Series Planning and Creating Distinctive Characters

By on September 15, 2017 in About the Beats, Novel Writing, Tools with 2 Comments
Using the Beats for Series Planning and Creating Distinctive Characters

An author needed a structural tool.

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