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Save the Cat!® Podcast: How to Handle Your Hero’s Wants & Needs

By on October 3, 2014 in Podcasts, Tools
Melvin and  Carol -- so many needs, so many wants

Melvin and Carol — so many wants, so many needs

STC!_PodcastDYour protagonist has wants: the external goal of your script’s A Story. But it’s your hero’s needs — his or her internal, emotional journey as shown in the B Story — that will create the connection between your audience and your protagonist. Master Cat José Silerio and Guy Thompson give examples from As Good As It Gets and Jerry Maguire in this podcast that will help you craft both a powerful internal and external story for your hero, setting up A and B Stories that both resonate.

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Jose Silerio

About the Author

About the Author: José Silerio, a screenwriter who served as Blake Snyder’s Development Director, has been integral to the success of Blake’s workshops and classes as he worked alongside Blake schooling writers in the Cat! method. “José is my right-hand man when it comes to script consultations.”– Blake Snyder, Save the Cat!® Strikes Back – More Trouble for Writers to Get Into… and Out Of. .

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  1. Jon Carlson says:

    Berry kool! I found the info very useful & plan on listening in the future.


  2. Great reminder! Love the Idea of being able to listen to bits from the book. Keep up the good work!