The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.
Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.
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If You’re Writing A Novel — This Should Be The First Book You Read
I’m a fan of Blake Snyder’s “Save The Cat” series, and lo and behold — I also transitioned from writing screenplays to novels — so this book was exactly what I was looking for.
Jessica nails it on many levels; there’s so much here to help you craft the best novel possible. I can’t recommend this book enough, and I’ve highlighted it away into oblivion. I’ll be re-reading this for years to come. Thank you Jessica!