The Transformation Machine One-Sheet
The Transformation Machine is exactly what it sounds like. It forces your hero to change, to transform. This one-sheet shows how the beats of the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet help lay out the two stories being told in the journey of every hero: the external/physical…
Blake Interviewed by the Movie Geeks
Jamey Duvall and Jerry Dennis host a weekly show about movies and moviemakers and it’s smart and insightful stuff. Please note this episode begins with a great interview with producer A. Kitman Ho. To hear Blake’s interview, forward to minute 34. Listen »
48 Things To Do in 48 Hours in L.A.
You have two days to visit Los Angeles and, aspiring screenwriter that you are, you know those 48 hours have to count. Here are 48 places to check out in Tinseltown. Revised by Naomi Beaty, January 2014. Download pdf »
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…
Save the Cat!® Goes to the Movies At-A-Glance
Our man in Chicago, JD Scruggs, is a big fan of Save the Cat!® Goes to Movies, but he wanted an all-encompassing document to get an overview. For anyone who wants to know what your movie is “most like,” here’s JD’s contribution to your efforts….
Save the Cat!® Goes Viral! – More Great STC! Moments
Our thanks to NovelDog for these Save the Cat! Examples!
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…