Salva Rubio’s 15 Beats of Success
Our guest blogger, Salva Rubio, is a Spanish author and screenwriter. After reading Save the Cat!, the first script he ever wrote, Saborafuego, was optioned, and he is currently hired to develop three more films. He has published essays, a comic book, and his first…
The Avengers Beat Sheet
Guest blogger Cory Milles has been teaching writing for nearly a decade. In his spare time, he writes Young Adult novels that seek to capture the power of story to transform his readers. He recently finished writing Paradox, his fourth YA novel, using the Blake…
Does Structure Change with Changing Platforms?
Naomi Beaty is a script reader/consultant based in Los Angeles. One of the original Cats, Naomi worked in development at Maverick Films and contributed her wisdom and insights during the writing of STC! books 2 & 3. Naomi can be reached at email@example.com. In Gladwellian…
Al Rodriguez Interviews Nancy Bilyeau, Author of The Crown
Writer Nancy Bilyeau talks about her road to writing and selling a novel — and getting it optioned as a film.
Using the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet in the Classroom
Our thanks to guest blogger Cory Milles, who has been teaching writing for nearly a decade. In his spare time, he writes Young Adult novels that seek to capture the power of story to transform his readers, and recently finished writing his fourth YA novel, tentatively…
A Case Study of Successfully Selling a Script
Our thanks to Anne Lower for introducing us to guest blogger Alejandro Seri. Alejandro and his partners, Johnny Silver and Stephen Scarlata, have their feature Final Girl about to begin production. There’s a lot to learn from how they worked to sell their script: In early…
Save the Cat!® – The New Bible for Self-Publishing
Our thanks to the wonderful Sharon Page, the USA Today bestselling author of 15 books of historical romance. She is the two-time consecutive winner of the RT BOOKreviews Reviewers’ Choice award, and a double nominee this year for her 2011 releases Engaged in Sin and Blood Wicked….
Midnight in Paris Beat Sheet
Our thanks to Master Cat Ben Frahm for this breakdown of Woody Allen’s brilliant romantic comedy. Written and Directed by: Woody Allen Genre: Out of the Bottle Characters: Gil – Owen Wilson Inez – Rachel McAdams Adriana – Marion Cotillard Paul – Michael Sheen 1….
How Blake Snyder Helped Me Cause Bearmageddon
Ethan Nicolle is the creator of the hit web comic and print series Axe Cop, which he creates with his 7 year-old brother Malachai. Published so far into three volumes and a miniseries by Dark Horse Comics, Axe Cop has won multiple comic industry awards for…
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