The 3 elements of a FOOL TRIUMPHANT story are:
1) A fool whose innocence is his strength and whose gentle manner makes him likely to be ignored—by all but a jealous “Insider” who knows too well.
2) An establishment, the people or group a fool comes up against, either within his midst, or after being sent to a new place in which he does not fit—at first.
3) A transmutation in which the fool becomes someone or something new, often including a “name change” that’s taken on either by accident or as a disguise.
Extraordinary Attorney Woo Pilot Episode Beat Sheet Analysis
See the 15 Blake Snyder story beats in the pilot episode of Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
King Richard Beat Sheet Analysis
See the 15 Blake Snyder story beats of the award-winning movie, KING RICHARD, in this Save the Cat! beat sheet analysis.
The Maid Novel Beat Sheet Analysis
See the 15 Blake Snyder story beats of The New York Times bestseller The Maid by Nita Prose.
“More Cowbell” TV Beat Sheet
View one of the most popular Saturday Night Live sketches and then read its story beats.
The Importance of Being Earnest Beat Sheet
See how Wilde’s “Trivial Comedy for Serious People” hits Blake Snyder’s story beats.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Beat Sheet
See how you can write and edit to the beats.
Boogie Nights Beat Sheet
One of our favorites from the Fool Triumphant genre
God Grew Tired of Us Beat Sheet
See how a documentary adheres to Blake Snyder’s beats.
Elf Beat Sheet
Thanks to Cory Milles for this merriest of beat sheets. Cory is a teacher who routinely uses Blake’s ideas to challenge his students. His chapters on “The Power of Story” and “The Hero’s Journey” have been published in the books LOST Thought and LOST Thought…
52 Reasons to Hate My Father– The “Before” Beat Sheet
Jessica Brody shares both her process and the Beat Sheet she developed before writing her fifth novel.