Random Ramblings, Writing

Writing: Hitting My Marks

I have tried many ways to outline over the years. But last night I stayed up to finish a chapter I've been working on, and for the first time in a LONG time, I felt really good about my writing. I was excited. When I sat down with my outline, I loosely followed Blake Snyder's Save… Continue reading Writing: Hitting My Marks

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

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