The only Save the Cat! book on audio! This is the unabridged audiobook, which runs six hours and three minutes and includes a PDF of supplementary material. The book is read by MacLeod Andrews and was produced and directed by Arthur G. Insana.
Blake Snyder, author of Save the Cat! and Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies, has delivered the audiobook countless readers and students have clamored for. Inspired by questions from his workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake listened to you and provides new tips, tactics, and techniques to solve your writing problems and create stories that resonate:
Get ready to face trouble like a pro...and strike back!
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
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SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!
You don't need to be a screenwriter to find Blake Snyder's "Save the Cat! Strikes Back" informative. As a matter of fact, it's downright essential for anyone crafting a meaningful story. I skipped a bit of the formula: the forty scenes, for example, but everything else is golden for a writer of fiction.
You start with getting the essence down with the pitch and the logline, translation: What's your story about so you can hone in on it and not waste time, energy, and scatter your thoughts. Think about the 180 that your hero is going to be doing, first and last scene, how s/he's going to be growing, follow the spine of the story and don't deviate from it.
Blake gives pithy terminology that just sticks with you, and it's so helpful, not to mention thrilling as he's so positive and exciting as he relays the information to you. He really believes and has followed all that he says. It's all structure, but is still so creative, it just makes you want to get out there and write your own story. And it's not about plugging in this piece here, that piece there. It's about developing your character and watching him transform into something different, something brilliant.
The best thing about the book? When you're stuck is when the magic can really happen. Snyder actually made made me relax with what I had been viewing as insurmountable roadblocks. He made me see the fun that can be had with questions; some hard, most simple and off the wall, opening new worlds of thought and possibilities.
MacLeod Andrews narrates this with a lively intensity and much good humor; he's a joy to listen to. He's very familiar with the material, and he reads it as though he wrote it himself. I'm so happy I used a credit on this.
I love to listen to audiobooks. My favorite genre's would be Sci-fi and Fantasy.
Blake Snyder of course knew his stuff and Macleod Andrews is the man when it comes to the narration. I just hope that the other two books are in production.
I have and he's top notch with everything that he does. I especially love the reckoning series.
This is a great way to learn or be refreshed with the STC method. It continues to surprise me how accurate it is.
Very easy to listen to and follow along with, and the information in the book is invaluable for anyone hoping to pursue a career as a screenwriter. The tone of the author along with the enthusiasm of the reader made it a very enjoyable listen. Would highly recommend!
Loved it. I'm a screenwriter with a film in the can and there was still plenty to learn here.
I look at the audio version as a classroom lecture, not in the dull professorial way, but an enlightening TED talk way. However,, unless you have an astounding memory or you take copious notes, you will want the print version for it's valuable lists, constructs, and bulleted insights. Some of them are available at the author's website.
The author freely shared his experiences in Hollywood and lightened the text with anecdotes that helped illustrate the lessons.
the best book on writing stuff ever! I'm just starting my writers journey and the things talked about in this book are pure gold for me.
read it. read it now! then go write your story. also go and watch 'blank check' and 'Stop or my mom will shoot'. Snyder is a legend.
"Simple steps to make a big difference"
More than other books, this one helped me understand which elements in my work I need to sharpen for impact and when certain key events should take place.
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