Blake Snyder, author of Save the Cat! and Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies, has delivered the book countless readers and students have clamored for. Inspired by questions from his workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake listened to you and provides new tips, tactics, and techniques to solve your writing problems and create stories that resonate:
• The 7 warning signs you might have a great idea ─ or not • 2 sure-fire templates for can’t-miss loglines • The difference between structure and formula • The Transformation Machine that allows you to track your hero’s growth step-by-step • The 5 questions to keep your story’s spine straight • The 5-Point Finale to finish any story • The Save the Cat!® Greenlight Checklist that gets to the heart of every development issue • The right way to hear notes, deal with problematic producers, and dive into the rewrite with the right attitude • Why and when an agent will appear • How to discover the potential for greatness in any story • How to avoid panic, doubt, and self-recrimination… and what it takes to succeed and dare to achieve your dreams Get ready to face trouble like a pro… and strike back!
“A dazzling expansion on Blake’s original insights, this essential screenwriting tool is practical and profound.” – Mark Hentemann, Writer/Executive Producer, Family Guy
“Blake Snyder has given us another gem. From the most generous and genuine writer/teacher of our time, this book will inspire the reader to scale all of those seemingly insurmountable brick walls and keep going. A must read!” – Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland
“Blake's best yet. It gives us a deeper personal insight to the relentlessly positive mindset that powered his great success and his generous spirit. His work and his inspiring legacy will remain timeless.” – Rick Drew, movieScope Magazine