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

Book club, Book Reviews, Random Ramblings, Writing

If you want to be a better writer, join a book club.

There are several different book clubs that meet up at my local library. About a year and a half ago I joined one with the hope of meeting other readers in my neighborhood, people with similar interests as my own. It's hard to make new friends when you're in your "middle years." Who am I… Continue reading If you want to be a better writer, join a book club.