TIPS AND TACTICS
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 Sheet Mapper
We’ve improved our Beat Mapper, which calculates where the beats fall in your story according to its length.
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