Save the cat! writes a novel : the last book on novel writing you'll ever need / Jessica Brody.
Book | Ten Speed Press | 2018 | First edition.
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Edition
First edition.
Description
313 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Note
"Based on the best-selling Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder."
Includes index.
Contents
Why do we care?: creating the story-worthy hero -- The save the cat! beat sheet: aka the end of all your plotting problems -- Not your mother's genres: ten genres to fit any story (yes, even yours) -- Whydunit: detectives, deception, and the dark side -- Rites of passage: when life gets in the way -- Institutionalized: join 'em, leave 'em, or take 'em down! -- Superhero: being extraordinary in an ordinary world -- Dude with a problem: surviving the ultimate test -- Fool triumphant: victory of the underdog -- Buddy love: the transformative power of love (or friendship) -- Out of the bottle: a little bit of magic goes a long way -- Golden fleece: road trips and quests and heists, oh my! -- Monster in the house: more than just a scary story -- Pitch it to me!: how to write killer loglines and dazzling synopses -- Save the author!: you got problems, I got solutions.
Summary
"The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success. Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell"-- Provided by publisher.
"Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell"-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: Brody, Jessica. Save the cat! writes a novel. First edition. Berkeley, California : Ten Speed Press, 2018 9780399579752 (DLC) 2018022433
ISBN
0399579745 (paperback)
9780399579745 (paperback)
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