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 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
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.
Five Tips to Write a Great Script in 2023
See how to write a great script using Blake Snyder’s 15 story beats and the 10 Save the Cat! genres.
Save the Cat!® TV Pilot Webinar –
Now on Sale
Learn how to write a TV pilot and series in 3 live webinars with Jamie Nash, the author of the best seller Save the Cat! Writes for TV
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.
Is Horror Always ‘Monster in the House’?
Screenwriter Jamie Nash explains how to write a horror film that works.
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.