A Tip from Our Screenwriting Workshops: Do You Need a Double Bump?
Do you need a second catalyst?
A Tip from Our Screenwriting Workshops: Are You Spidering?
Stick to your premise!
A Tip from Our Screenwriting Workshops: Avoid “Blurry Beats”
Are your beats too soft to see?
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Blake Snyder Phones into Will Akers’ Screenwriting Class at Vanderbilt
Blake talks to the students of Will Akers (Your Screenplay Sucks) in this invigorating breakdown of The Verdict (writer: David Mamet; director: Sidney Lumet) — including the role of the B Story and Theme Stated in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and the necessary balance of protagonist and nemesis —…
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Blake Snyder Interviewed by Robin Mizell
Blake Snyder talks about storytelling, screenwriting, empowering writers — and transformation — in this in-depth conversation with Robin Mizell about his 3 books.
Blake Snyder’s 10 Tips on Writing Comedy
Want to write a comedy, but don’t know where to start? Try these 10 idea-generating exercises: 1. The Switch – This comedy starting point has antecedents in stories like “The Prince and the Pauper” and the movie, Trading Places. This is the comedy story where…