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

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

Brody, Jessica, (author.).

Summary:

"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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399579745
  • ISBN: 0399579745
  • Physical Description: 313 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: California : Ten Speed Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Based on the best-selling screenwriting books by Blake Snyder."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Subject: Fiction > Authorship.
Fiction > Themes, motives.
Genre: Literature.
Instructional and educational works.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Rolla Public Library NF 808.3 BRO (Text) 38256101873846 Adult Nonfiction Available -


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