Your Sneak Peek at Blake’s Third Book
Save the Cat!® Strikes Back: More Trouble for Screenwriters to Get Into… and Out Of will be published before Thanksgiving. Here’s the back cover copy, plus a complete chapter that you can download now:
Blake Snyder has delivered the book countless readers and students have clamored for. Inspired by questions from his workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake listened and provides new tips, tactics, and techniques to solve your writing problems and create stories that resonate:
- The 7 warning signs you might have a great idea — or not
- 2 sure-fire templates for can’t-miss loglines
- The difference between structure and formula
- The Transformation Machine that allows you to track your hero’s growth step-by-step
- The 5 questions to keep your story’s spine straight
- The 5-Point Finale to finish any story
- The Save the Cat!® Greenlight Checklist that gets to the heart of every development issue
- The right way to hear notes, deal with problematic producers, and dive into the rewrite with the right attitude
- Why and when an agent will appear
- How to discover the potential for greatness in any story
- How to avoid panic, guilt, and self-recrimination… and what it takes to succeed and achieve your dreams
Get ready to face trouble like a pro… and strike back!
“A dazzling expansion on Blake’s original insights, this essential screenwriting tool is practical and profound.” – Mark Hentemann, Writer/Executive Producer, Family Guy
“Blake Snyder has given us another gem. From the most generous and genuine writer/teacher of our time, this book will inspire the reader to scale all those seemingly insurmountable brick walls and keep going. A must-read!” – Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland
“Blake’s best yet. It gives us a deeper personal insight to the relentlessly positive mindset that powered his great success and generous spirit. His work and his inspiring legacy will remain timeless.” – Rick Drew, movieScope Magazine
Here’s your sneak peek: Download pdf of Chapter 3: ALL LAID OUT… AND NOWHERE TO GO. Like all the chapters of Save the Cat!® Strikes Back, it’s chock full of specific ways for you to create stories that resonate.
- Steve Spatucci
I’m really looking forward to reading it, but I’m sure (like everyone else) it’s going to be very strange reading it, knowing Blake is gone. I’m looking forward to the second reading more – guessing I’ll be able to focus more on the content after an initial read-through.
- Theresa Cullen
This is fantastic! I can’t wait for the new book. Blake continues to help us all, even now! :)
- Diane Williams
Loved getting a sneak peek at Chapter 3. I’ll be at my local mega bookstore as soon as the Cat is unleashed!
- Rob M
awesome! This is why Blake rules.
and for everyone else, Blake ran a contest last february, gave me an honorable mention. I ran with the concept, wrote it and produced a trailer that is getting a lot of attention.
vote 5 stars and see Blake’s inspiration come to life!
- Sandra de Helen
I can’t wait for the new book. STC has helped me so much already.
- Lisa Rothstein
Thanks so much for releasing a chapter early and throwing a Cat a bone…er, fish! I’ve been waiting impatiently for the book to come out. The memorial was lovely BTW. The tag with Blake’s picture is hanging next to my desk.
Where can we pre-order it?
- Terrance Mulloy
I can’t wait. Blake is still the man!
You can pre-order at The Writer’s Store. They give a release date on the website of 11/21. I’m really looking forward to reading it. Chapter 3 was great! And I feel like Blake is still here somehow when I read his words.
- Sandy McKee
Amazing chapter…can’t wait to read the rest.
- Mike Rinaldi
Too bad we won’t have it at the Expo this week, but better late than never.
Pre-orders are not yet available, but keep checking back here at Blake’s store.
I’ve got butterflies of excitement. Blake’s books will be the Holy Trinity that will lead the faithful to sure-fire success and screenwriting greatness!
Book 3 is being published by Blake Snyder Enterprises! Please check back here for all information, including release date and orders.
Pre-orders are available at The Writers Store booth at the Screenwriters Expo.
- Trevor Mayes
Something new from Blake to look forward to — how divine!
- Sam Levine
This is a great chapter! Can’t wait to get my hands on this book…
- Hollis Liebman
Absolutely can’t wait!
Blake was about to achieve one of his greatest dreams: Save the Cat! Press will be publishing his third book. We’ll be taking pre-orders shortly. Stay tuned!
- Sarah Beach
Oh, that chapter is tantalizing! Blake’s skill at cutting to the heart of the matter still shines though. The stuff in just this little bit helped me do some further story-sorting on a script I’m currently working on.
Can’t wait to see the whole book!
How do I pre-order Blake’s 3rd book?
We’ll have a module on the home page in the next few days that will allow you to pre-order.
- Steven Leonad Taylor
I tweeted this out to all my followers on Twitter. I hope this book is a huge success! If the rest of the book is as good as the sample chapter I think it will be.
Blake’s books have been so inspiring to me and everyone I have introduced his work to say the same. I can’t wait to have my own copy of Save The Cat! Strikes Back.
- Sandi Craig
I love Chapter 3 and can’t wait to get my copy! It’s going to be dynamic! Thanks for giving us a sneak peek!
- Frank Hucke
will have … will have … will have …
Greetings from germany, guys !
- Fabian Baez
I learned so much from Blake R.I.P. I dedicate my new script in his memory & look forward to the new book.
- Stephen Todoro
Just wanted to pass the word that the STC! iPhone app is now available in the iTunes store. I’ve just gotten to tinker with it a little so far but I’m amazed by it. It was designed really well and I’m completely convinced this is going to be an incredible help. It’s worth buying an iPhone or an iPod touch just to be able to have the STC! tools right in your pocket.
Kids: Run, don’t walk, to get a copy! Now, I said! :D
Looks like the word got out early! :) But yes, Stephen is right. The Save the Cat! iPhone / iTouch App has launched! An App Store Exclusive, you can read all about it at http://appshopper.com/productivity/save-the-cat !! Meow, you Cats!!
- Miquiel Banks
Thanks for the sample chapter and again, Blake has opened up the world of storytelling beyond the borders and high-level security access world of screenwriting. His ideas float and hover over all the boundaries of writing and I’m thankful to be here now in this place to experience his magic elixir that will help me finish my hero’s journey…..
- Ben Sullivan
Blake was (and still is) the most amazing teacher on the subject ever. Curse the fact that I live in the north of England so never got chance to go to any of his seminars and now it’s too late. Just from his first book he has literally taught me everything I know about screenwriting, when this arrives I guess I’ll know a lot more.
- Joe G.
My only quibble is overreach. Generally, what you say is correct (although Aristotle said it a long time ago). When you go too specific, I take exception.
“…you will never evade the principles that come by conquering structure — for until we find a way to live on Earth without lessons on how to do it, we’re going to be stuck with storytelling principles all writers must master.
We’re going to be stuck with structure.”
Fine and well, until you make it about a specific series of steps (as you subsequently do). Structure is fine, but YOUR structure is where we may have some argument.
Just keeping it real. I like the chapter. Thanks.
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I can’t wait for this! Both of Blake’s books have helped me – and my students – immeasurably, so I anticipate that this book will be as inspirational and indispensable as the first two!