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Author: Blake Snyder

Tips and Tactics

Cliche Alert!! 

As stated repeatedly in Save the Cat!, the screenwriter’s job is to constantly scour our writing looking for the cliche — and stomp it out. Whether it’s the hackneyed idea, the dull turn of phrase, or the been-there-bored-by-that character, it’s our duty to make everything…

News

Blake on the radio! 

This Saturday afternoon from 4 -5 p.m.west coast time I will be on the air! Gil Whiteley of KNUS AM 710 in Denver, Colorado will be interviewing the author of Save the Cat! The Last Book On Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need. And the author is…

About the Beats

Weekend Read 

I’ve been meaning to post this link. It’s a reprint of an article that ran in the NY Times Magazine a month or so ago. The topic: Primal Storytelling. I am always on about the need to write a “primal” tale and to find the…