Cory Milles has been teaching writing for over a decade. In his spare time, he writes Young Adult novels that seek to capture the power of story to transform his readers. When he’s not writing, teaching, or listening to his collection of movie scores, he can usually be found reading more on the craft of writing. He is an editor of Save the Cat!® Goes to the Indies and the author of New Miller's Grove, Legacy, Paradox, Redemption and Reboot.
How Save the Cat!® Helps Guide My Struggling Students
I realized the enormous potential of using Blake Snyder’s 15 story beats (or “beat sheet”) as an educational tool—one that would expand upon traditional techniques and help students feel empowered and successful in both their reading and writing.
The Beats Within: How Rocket’s Story in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Leads to Transformation
See how writer James Gunn uses Blake Snyder's 15 story beats in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3
What You Can Learn From the Good Dialogue of The Bad Batch
To write great dialogue, apply the “Dialogue Test” championed by Blake Snyder in Save the Cat! to make sure that each line reveals a distinct character.