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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Overview

Screenwriter 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
- The sure-fire template 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!
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In his 20-year career as a screenwriter and producer, Blake Snyder sold dozens of scripts, including co-writing Blank Check, which became a hit for Disney, and Nuclear Family for Steven Spielberg. His book, Save the Cat!® The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need, was published in May 2005, and is now in its twentieth printing. Blake conducted sold-out workshops and seminars around the globe and consulted for Disney and DreamWorks. Along with guiding screenwriters, novelists and other creative thinkers, Blake's method has become the "secret weapon" of many development executives, managers, and producers for its precise, easy, and honest appraisal of what it takes to write and develop stories in any media. Blake Snyder passed away in August, 2009, but he lives on in his films and his books, in the advice that will never grow old, with the spirit that will continue to thrive and inspire.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984157600
Publisher: Save the Cat! Press
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 216,416
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

In his 20-year career as a screenwriter and producer, Blake Snyder sold dozens of scripts, including co-writing Blank Check, which became a hit for Disney, and Nuclear Family for Steven Spielberg. His book, Save the Cat!® The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need, was published in May 2005, and is now in its twentieth printing. Blake conducted sold-out workshops and seminars around the globe and consulted for Disney and DreamWorks. Along with guiding screenwriters, novelists and other creative thinkers, Blake's method has become the "secret weapon" of many development executives, managers, and producers for its precise, easy, and honest appraisal of what it takes to write and develop stories in any media. Blake Snyder passed away in August, 2009, but he lives on in his films and his books, in the advice that will never grow old, with the spirit that will continue to thrive and inspire. 

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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