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…
Your Sneak Peek at Blake’s Third Book
Save the Cat!® Strikes Back: More Trouble for Screenwriters to Get Into… and Out Of will be published before Thanksgiving. Here’s the back cover copy, plus a complete chapter that you can download now: Blake Snyder has delivered the book countless readers and students have…
Blake’s Vision Continues
The Inspiration As we all know, Blake had boundless energy and enthusiasm. He was constantly sharing new ideas about how to continue to spread his message and theories throughout the creative community. These ideas are part of his legacy, and they constitute a foundation upon…