Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
Publish date: May 25th 2005
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Pages no: 191
Edition language: English
Well, now I understand why Hollywood makes the same damn movies over and over and over again. Also why there's so little diversity in the movies. But there are some good ideas in here, despite the avalanche of cliches, so I'll give it a generous four stars.
This book is great for all writers, not just screenwriters! The beats list is pure genius. Thanks to Blake Snyder for writing such a fun, easy to follow guide.
SAVE THE CAT! is about making money, not about making art. If you want to read about a bag of tricks that will increase your odds of making a ton of cash, this it. If you want to learn about the finer nuances of artistic, passion-filled creative writing, you should skip this one. I admit, I have nev...
Review originally posted here: http://emmamaree.com/reviews/save-the-cat/A clear, well-written guide to presenting your story to other people. It’s aimed at screenwriters, but it’s also a well-known tool for fiction and non-fiction writers. A lot of the information (such as know your genre, have a o...
I wish all writing-how-to's were as clear as this is. The amazing formulas he gives throughout the book help with plot and with thinking about what the writer's story should look like in order to be satisfying.Keeper. Keeper. This is the Great American Screenwriting Book! You don't need any others.
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