Once upon a time, a famous screenwriting guru wrote a book about saving cats. Sometime later, a young author decided to adapt his principles to write a new companion reference book about saving cats for novels. In this week’s episode of the Writer’s Bookshelf, we will be covering the novelist’s foray into feline salvation, Jessica Brody’s take on the 15 beats of genre fiction in Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book on Novel Writing You’ll Ever Need, based on Blake Snyder’s original Hollywood how-to guide, Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need.
Pro Tip: You’ll actually need at least six more books on writing novels because that’s how many episodes we have left this season, and you should watch all the videos I’ve recorded on the topic, including this video. But don’t let the people at Save the Cat! know I said that.
Based on “Save the Cat!” by Blake Snyder
· Paperback: 320 pages
· ISBN-10: 0399579745
· ISBN-13: 978-0399579745
· Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated Edition (October 9, 2018)
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