marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote in bookish,

Save the Cat!

Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder

A how-to-write book with some interesting techniques.

Obviously some don't really work for other stories. A screenplay is about novella length, and you don't have to work about cost when dealing with prose. But most are independent.

Good tips about winning sympathy, disguising info-dump, more dangers, and so on.

I found the story type least useful, but then I've never found any how-to-write book do useful stuff with story type (or character type, really, though a few useful things can be done there).
Tags: author: s, genre: non-fiction, review

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