London-based Caroline Lawrence, a former school teacher, has written around 35 historical novels for children in the past 20 years. Her bestselling Roman Mysteries series of books were televised by the BBC and one of her four P.K. Pinkerton detective stories was shortlisted for an Edgar Award. Her latest book, a fun writing manual for kids called How to Write a Great Story, makes many references to Save the Cat! Caroline's brilliant beat sheet for Silver Linings Playbook is one of this site's most popular posts.
Silver Linings Playbook Beat Sheet
Our special thanks to guest blogger Caroline Lawrence for this spectacular breakdown. Her intro: I started writing 20 years ago but my breakthrough did not come until I’d been writing for about five years with no success. A friend told me about John Truby’s Story...