Book Reviews, Random Ramblings, Writing

Audiobook Review: Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

Hubby and I finished listening to the audiobook of Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder, published back in 2005. (I wrote about the "beats" of this book last Saturday.) I play at writing. My hubby doesn't. Neither of us has ANY interest in writing a screenplay. However, we both… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

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NaNoWriMo, Random Ramblings, Writing

Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheets

I just finished listening to Chapter Four of Save the Cat by Blake Snyder. It has me completely intrigued with story structure. Story structure isn't a new concept, and his book is geared towards writing screenplays, but I find it fascinating that so many of my favorite movies—and books—fit within this structure. I've written hundreds of… Continue reading Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheets

Random Ramblings, Writing

Free Links for Editing Your Manuscript

I'm participating in NaNoWriMo this year. Will I get to 50,000 words by the end of this month? I doubt it. I've learned that when I turn writing into a "job," strangely enough, it starts to feel like "work." Quite frankly, I don't want that. I have a job. (More than one.) However, I do enjoy the camaraderie of being… Continue reading Free Links for Editing Your Manuscript