What You Can Learn From the Good Dialogue of The Bad Batch
To write great dialogue, apply the “Dialogue Test” championed by Blake Snyder in Save the Cat! to make sure that each line reveals a distinct character.
Succession & Barry – 6 Ways to Write Characters You Love to Hate
How to establish characters that have flaws to overcome, things to fix in their lives, and reasons to root for–essential for a story to work.
FREE TOOL ALERT: The Save the Cat! Beat Mapper
We’ve improved our Beat Mapper, which calculates where the beats fall in your story according to its length.
Bob McFarlane 1959-2023
Bob McFarlane, the beloved Save the Cat! software developer, has died.
Play with the Cat: Experimenting with Layers, Loops, and Chopped Harmonies in Story Structure
Learn how to experiment in storytelling using story structure in playful ways, as in Mario Moreno’s KILLA, A Mixtape Novella
The Promise of the Premise: Fun and Games
See how Bryan Keithley and Peter Podgursky used Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat! to write their hit podcast NPRmageddon.
Best of Blake’s Blogs: Inspiration for the New Year
It takes about 10,000 hours at a particular skill – like writing – before you start to get good at it.
NEW BOOK ALERT! Save the Cat!® Beat Sheet Workbook: How Writers Turn Ideas Into Stories
The Save the Cat! Beat Sheet Workbook provides key writing prompts and asks all the important questions to help you dig deep into every aspect of your story.
Free Download: Learn the Foundations of the “Monster in the House” Writing Genre – 5 Beat Sheets!
Download Chapter 1 of Save the Cat! Goes to the Indies, including 5 Monster in the House beat sheets.
Free Download: Chapter 3 of Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat!® Strikes Back
Download Chapter 3 of Blake Snyder’s best book, Save the Cat! Strikes Back.
- There are no upcoming events.