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Save the cat! writes a novel : the last book on novel writing you'll ever need

Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: California : Ten Speed Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brody, Jessica.
Save the cat! writes a novel.
Berkeley, California : Ten Speed Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018022433
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Brody
ISBN: 9780399579745 0399579745
OCLC Number: 1035253598
Notes: "Based on the best-selling screenwriting books by Blake Snyder."
Description: 313 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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.
Responsibility: Jessica Brody.

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"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"--

"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"--

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