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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

Bloggers: Sign Up for the Save the Cat! Blog Tour

Although lately, I have been working on short stories, I have attempted writing a novel a couple of times in my life. These attempts have shown me that having a direction and a plan (even if you are a pantser) is extremely important to your success in completing your book! I have heard so much buzz in writing circles about Save the Cat! Writes a Novel and how it's an absolute must-have for writers.

If you haven't heard of it, Save the Cat! provides writers the resources they need to develop their screenplays and novels based on a series of best-selling books, primarily written by Blake Snyder (1957- 2009). Blake’s method is based on 10 distinctive genres and his 15 story beats (the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet). Our books, workshops, story structure software, apps, and story coaching teach you everything you need to unlock the fundamentals and mechanics of plot and character transformation.

I am so excited to announce that starting April 27th through May 31st, Save the Cat is going on a blog tour! Tour participants have the chance to review either the Save the Cat Writes the Novel book (US Only) or their Save the Cat Structure Software (you will receive a one-year subscription).

This tour is perfect for anyone writing a story – no matter if for the page, stage or the small and silver screen - novice or pro – as long as the person wants to turn an idea into a well thought out story. Sound interesting? Sign up via this Google form for your chance to participate.

About the Book Save the Cat! Writes the Novel


An Amazon #1 best seller with over 500 reviews, Save the Cat Writes a Novel is the first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.

In this revolutionary novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! series, novelist Jessica Brody demystifies each beat, making it simple to learn the complexities of storytelling. The best-seller also reveals the ten universal story genres to help you drill down into what makes your type of story work. Featuring sample “beat sheets” for hits from the likes of J. K. Rowling, Khaled Hosseini, and Stephen King, this practical guide also includes real-world advice on pitching your novel, plus the quirky, original insights (like the eponymous tip to “Save the Cat”) that make this series unique. By the end of this book, your own imaginative beats will combine to create a story that thrills readers from start to finish.

Only print copies are available to review - US only.

About Save the Cat! Structure Software


Save the Cat! Story Structure Software is adapted from the Save the Cat! methodology to help screenwriters and novelists unlock the fundamentals of plot and character transformation. The Story Structure Software is a virtual writer board with digital index cards to help map out your story against the 15 beats or plot points to your story. The software enables writers to track emotional shifts of characters from scene to scene, develop profiles and edit and version your story with ease.

Tour participants will receive a 12-month subscription to the software.

Praise for Save the Cat!

“Save the Cat! is a must-read for both the novice and the professional screenwriter.” — Todd Black, Producer: Fences, The Magnificent Seven, Hope Springs, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, The Pursuit of Happyness, Antwone Fisher

“Want to know how to be a successful writer in Hollywood? The answers are here.”— David Hoberman, Producer: Wonder, Beauty and the Beast (2017), The Muppets, The Fighter, Walking Tall, Monk(TV)

I use what I learned from STC! in all the middle grade novels I write…and one, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, even became a movie on Nickelodeon last fall!” — Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times best-selling author

Sound interesting? Sign up via this Google form for your chance to participate.

In the meantime, make sure you visit the Save the Cat! website for more information and sign up for their newsletter.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Sioux Roslawski said...

Nicole--I can attest to the effectiveness of the book. It's powerful. It has transformed me from a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants writer (of manuscripts) to someone who DOES embrace organization and outlining (albeit sporadically ;).

I encourage anyone who's writing a longer piece (like a novel) to try out "Save the Cat." It works.

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Blogger Nicole Pyles said...

That's an incredible transformation too! I'm one who writes by the seat of her pants and so the idea of actually staying inspired while organized is a new one for me. I'd love to transform like that! So I'm so excited about this tour.

1:49 PM  

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