Save the Cat! Strikes Back: More Trouble for Screenwriters to Get Into and Out Of

Save the Cat! Strikes Back: More Trouble for Screenwriters to Get Into and Out Of

by Blake Snyder


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Blake Snyder, author of Save the Cat!® and Save the Cat!® Goes to the Movies, 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, doubt, and self-recrimination... and what it takes to succeed and dare to achieve your dreams

Get ready to face trouble like a pro... and strike back!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984157600
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 224,500
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

The Introduction: Oh, You're In Trouble Now

Chapter 1 WOW! What a Bad Idea! 1

Chapter 2 In Trouble in the Classroom 21

Chapter 3 All Laid Out... And Nowhere to Go 43

Chapter 4 Straightening Your Spine 65

Chapter 5 Rewrite Hell! 85

Chapter 6 Close Encounters of the Selling Kind 109

Chapter 7 Strike Back U. 131

Chapter 8 Discipline, Focus, And Positive Energy 153

Glossary 169

About The Author 177

Remembering Blake 179

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