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Read this book before writing a new story. Read it NOW


I'm serious. I've only read the first chapter, and the guy is telling me something I hate doing, and yet ... he's right.

So, read this: =sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357911099&sr=8-1&keywords=Save+the+Cat!]"Save the Cat!" by Blake Snyder

It tells you about the most important components of a movie but you can use the advice for your story, as well. And it's fun to read, full of hands on advice and not pushy.

I love it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I'm wondering if just using a cat might not be enough to already draw some audience. emoticon
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I wonder if our library has it...
I read the sample and it seems really interesting. Thanks!

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You have piqued my curiosity. emoticon

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I have almost finished it by now, and I'm still nodding my head all the time. I want to try out if I can actually write a story using his planning methods.

The funny thing is, the best novel I've written so far actually follows a lot of the rules he explains, but I did that intuitively. So I would like to try his method, even if I'm not screenwriting.

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That makes me wonder if I need to totally redo the Jason Well's intro to my still in limbo "Survey" story. I had planned on a slow build up of the main character and his friends as he goes on his "historic" journey but now I am having doubts about the wisdom of that...

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