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.
Provides advice for budding screenwriters on how to handle the challenges of writing a Hollywood script and includes insider information on the most popular genres in Hollywood as well as references to 500 movie "cousins" to help guide the script writing process.
Book Two in the Princess the Cat Series. Princess the Cat meets farm animals while on vacation in the country. Enemies threaten the farm. When Princess encounters a long lost friend, she learns that more is at stake than just the farm. Entangled in a knotted yarn of lies, can Princess win the trust of the farm animals to save the farm, and even the world? A fun to read chapter book for 3-6 graders full of animals that will make you laugh. Perfect for pet lovers, animal lovers, cat lovers, and even cat haters. Get it now for hours of fun reading with your young one.
The Screenwriters Guide to 50 Films from the Masters
Author: Salva Rubio
Pubpsher: Save the Cat!(r) Press
Category: Performing Arts
In his best-selling book, Save the Cat!(r) Goes to the Movies, Blake Snyder provided 50 beat sheets to 50 films, mostly studio-made. Now his student, Salva Rubio, applies Blake s principles to 50 celebrated non-studio films (again with 5 beat sheets for each of Blake s 10 genres). From international sensations like The Blair Witch Project topromising debuts like Pi, from small films that acquired cult status like Texas Chain Saw Massacre to Euro-blockbusters like The Full Monty, from unexpected gems like Before Sunrise to textbook classics such as The 400 Blows, from Dogville to Drive and Boogie Nights to Cinema Paradiso, here are 50 movies that fit both the independent label and Blake Snyder s 15 beats. You ll find beat sheets for works from Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Danny Boyle, David Mamet, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sofia Coppola, Stephen Frears, David Hare, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, and the Coen Brothers, among other renowned writers and directors. You ll see how hitting the beats creates a story that resonates for audiences the world over. Why is this important? Because it gives both writers and moviegoers a language to analyze film and understand how filmmakers can effectively reach audiences. And especially if you are a writer, this book reveals how screenwriters who came before you tackled the same challenges you are facing with the film you want to write or the one you are currently working on."
A friend who brings light at the darkest of times... Oliver the cat is a timid little thing, and rarely ventures from his home in the Foresters’ Arms. Then his life changes dramatically when a fire breaks out in the pub kitchen and he is left homeless and afraid. But, with the kindness of the humans around him, he soon learns to trust again – and, in his own special way, he helps them heal. However, it isn’t until he meets a little girl in desperate need of a friend that he realises this village needs a Christmas miracle... A warm and uplifting novel, this is the tale of a little cat with a big heart. Perfect for fans of A Streetcat Named Bob and Alfie the Doorstep Cat.
From 2005 until his death in 2009, Blake Snyder wrote his 3 best-selling Save the Cat!(r) books along with 209 blogs on the Save the Cat!(r) website. The 112 blog posts in this book have been carefully curated and edited from Blake's originals. We have selected posts that we believe are timeless, resonating as powerfully today as on the day Blake wrote them. In addition, we've created 10 chapters in which we've bundled posts according to categories, to simplify your search for the information, encouragement and enthusiasm that were Blake's hallmarks: - Ideas and Concepts - Themes - Titles and Loglines - Genres - Heroes - Structure - Dialogue - The Pitch - Going Pro - Inspiration. Enjoy these meaningful and helpful lessons in screenwriting... and life. Also included are photos that have never been published
In London, just before Christmas, Clara is smug about her perfect life and relationship. But the illusion melts faster than a snowman in the rain. Devastated, Clara flees to the Isle of Skye to lick her wounds. There, far from festive cheer, she experiences festive drear. As Clara falls deeper into the doldrums of despair, can a furry friend help? Because she has given up men. And not just for Christmas. ****** A festive short story of about 5000 words
The Cat Angel, a lady of knowledge and expertise with encouragement to save the world one cat at a time, brings you her gift through the power of cats! With her dedication and devotion and her lifelong love for cats, the world is a better place because of people like Kimberly,The Cat Angel.With much intuition, Kimberly will inspire the lives of many individuals with these inspirational poems through her own personal experience. May your emotions be deeply moved and your hearts deeply touched, as you embrace the love of these heart felt stories. Kimberly is honored to share her gift with you as she saves the world one cat at a time."Angels are Just Cats with Wings."