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April 2021

The Save the Cat!® Storytelling Webinar

April 10 - April 24
via Zoom
$99

Learn how to write a novel in 3 live webinars with Jessica Brody, the author of the best seller Save the Cat! Writes a Novel.

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May 2021

Save the Cat!® Live Storytelling Workshops

May 8 - May 16
via Zoom
$395

Start with an idea and finish with the 15 beats of your story in this live Save the Cat! workshop for writers.

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June 2021

Free Webinar: The First Steps to Cracking Your Pilot

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
via Zoom
Free

Learn how to write a TV pilot and TV series in this webinar with the author of Save the Cat! Writes for TV, Jamie Nash.

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Save the Cat!® Live Storytelling Workshops

June 5 - June 13
via Zoom
$395

Start with an idea and finish with the 15 beats of your story in this live Save the Cat! workshop for writers.

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July 2021

Save the Cat!® Live Storytelling Workshops

July 10 - July 18
via Zoom
$395

Start with an idea and finish with the 15 beats of your story in this live workshop for writers. A MAXIMUM OF 8 STUDENTS MEANS YOU WILL BE GUIDED BY THE INSTRUCTOR STEP-BY-STEP, BEAT-BY-BEAT. This class is for all storytellers, no matter your medium. The…

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August 2021

Save the Cat!® Live Storytelling Workshops

August 7 - August 15
via Zoom
$395.00

Start with an idea and finish with the 15 beats of your story in this live workshop for writers. A MAXIMUM OF 8 STUDENTS MEANS YOU WILL BE GUIDED BY THE INSTRUCTOR STEP-BY-STEP, BEAT-BY-BEAT. This class is for all storytellers, no matter your medium. The…

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September 2021

Save the Cat!® Live Storytelling Workshops

September 11 - September 19
via Zoom
$395

Start with an idea and finish with the 15 beats of your story in this live workshop for writers. A MAXIMUM OF 8 STUDENTS MEANS YOU WILL BE GUIDED BY THE INSTRUCTOR STEP-BY-STEP, BEAT-BY-BEAT. This class is for all storytellers, no matter your medium. The…

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In-Person Los Angeles Story Breaking Workshop with Jamie Nash

September 27 - September 28
League of Women Voters, 3303 Wilshire Boulevard - 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010 United States
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$595

Start with an idea and finish with the 15 beats of your story in this live 2-day workshop for writers. A MAXIMUM OF 8 STUDENTS MEANS YOU WILL BE GUIDED BY THE INSTRUCTOR STEP-BY-STEP, BEAT-BY-BEAT. This class is for all storytellers, no matter your medium.…

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In-Person Los Angeles Story Breaking Workshop with Jamie Nash

September 29 - September 30
League of Women Voters, 3303 Wilshire Boulevard - 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010 United States
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$595 Sold out

  Start with an idea and finish with the 15 beats of your story in this live 2-day workshop for writers. A MAXIMUM OF 8 STUDENTS MEANS YOU WILL BE GUIDED BY THE INSTRUCTOR STEP-BY-STEP, BEAT-BY-BEAT. This class is for all storytellers, no matter your…

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October 2021

The Save the Cat!® Preptober Webinar

October 9 - October 23
via Zoom
$99.00

Learn to prep, plot, and craft your novel. Join us for the last two LIVE sessions of the record-breaking Save the Cat!® Storytelling Webinar, presented by the best-selling author of Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, Jessica Brody! The Preptober Storytelling Webinar is a 3-part…

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ABOUT THE LIVE STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Over the course of 2 weekends, you will:

  • Learn the difference between a pitch and a logline, and why you must nail each one.
  • Lock down your logline with the Save the Cat! mini-story template to get out of any logline jam.
  • Learn the 15 key beats found in any story to make yours resonate with what is “primal.”
  • Crack the “Magical Midpoint”—the secret of every story’s power.
  • Find out why the Opening Image and the Final Image are your way to “doublecheck the math” of a hero’s transformation.
  • Practice your pitch and improve your technique in front of a friendly group of fellow writers eager to help you succeed.

THE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

DAY ONE

  • Find your story according to Blake’s four elements of every successful logline.

DAY TWO

  • Learn to “beat out” your story using the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet (the BS2).

DAY THREE

  • Pitch your pillar beats: Opening Image, Catalyst, Break into 2, Midpoint, Break into 3, Final Image
  • Discover the five steps that make a great finale.

DAY FOUR

  • Pitch your story to the class using the 15 key beats every successful story must have.

TESTIMONIALS FOR THE ORIGINAL LIVE WORKSHOP

“If I had to come up with a simple and poignant way to describe it, I’d call it the only workshop that you’ll ever find in Hollywood that encourages your story’s individuality.”
— Ebony Jones in her review on Coverage, Ink. Read Ebony’s entire review here.

“I loved taking the Save the Cat! workshop with Ben in NYC. I was working on my second Lemoncello book at the time and it went on, after great input at the seminar, to become a New York Times best seller. In fact, I use what I learned from Ben and STC! in all the middle grade novels I write…and one, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, even became a movie on Nickelodeon last fall! Thanks, Ben!” — Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times best-selling author

“Whether you’re aspiring to start your first screenplay or you’re an established writer looking to work out some new material, the Save the Cat! workshop offers tools for success. Early in my career, Ben and STC! helped my understanding of story structure, which is information I still use every day on every draft of every script I write.” — Jordan Gershowitz, screenwriter and producer, Warner Bros, Disney, and Nickelodeon (The Good CatholicRandom Tropical ParadiseTotal Frat MovieTemps, and writer for Tom & Jerry TV)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Should you choose to cancel, a full refund will be given if a written cancellation notice sent by the registrant is received by Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC 10 days or more prior to the event.
  2. Registrants canceling less than 10 days prior to the event will not receive a refund, but they will receive a $100 credit for a future Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC workshop or seminar.
  3. Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC reserves the right to cancel an event at any time for unforeseen circumstances or emergencies and will give as much advance notice as possible. Should that occur, Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC will send the registrant a full refund. If Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC does cancel, it will not be liable for trip cancellation expenses, such as travel or hotel arrangements.

*A writing team working on a single project will be counted as a single writer at a special fee. If you write with a partner, email BJ Markel for a special price.

If you have any questions about the class, please contact BJ Markel at bj@blakesnyder.com.