Can Your B Story Be a Buddy Love, While Your A Story Is Another Genre?
I love systems. I’ve studied many throughout my life including improv, Meisner-based film acting, and Kenpo karate. And the big a-ha with any good system is that once you learn the rules and practice them constantly, you eventually get to the point where you do…
Best of Blake: Why Clear Story Structure = Clear Thinking
This blog was originally posted on April 16, 2009. If we can tell a story well, we can communicate on every level in a quicker, more effective way! One thing I hear from audiences I get to speak to, from writers in class or in…
David Heska Wanbli Weiden “Beat Out” His Award-Winning Novel, Winter Counts
Read how acclaimed novelist David Heska Wanbli Weiden, author of the best-selling “Winter Counts,” used the Blake Snyder beat sheet to write the novel.
How to Use the Parallel Beats of the Save the Cat! Beat Sheet
Understand how the parallel beats of Catalyst/Debate/Break into Two and All Is Lost/Dark Night of the Soul/Break into Three can be used to powerfully demonstrate a hero’s transformation.
Announcing the 2022 Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge
Submit your feature film and TV scripts to the Save the Cat! screenplay competition to get feedback from professional writers and qualify for prizes.