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:
The seven warning signs that you might have a great idea - or not
Two surefire templates for can't-miss loglines
The difference between structure and formula
The Transformation Machine that allows you to track your hero's growth step by step
The five questions to keep your story's spine straight
The Five-Point Finale to finish any story
The Save the Cat!® Greenlight Checklist that gets to the heart of every development issue
The right way to hear notes, deal with problematic producers, and dive in to the rewrite with the right attitude
Why and when an agent will appear
How to discover the potential for greatness in any story
How to avoid panic, doubt, and self-recrimination...and what it takes to succeed and dare to achieve your dreams
Get ready to face trouble like a pro...and strike back!
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By Gillian on 10-12-15
The Thrill of the Creative!
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.
16 of 18 people found this review helpful
By Kurt Petrey on 20-04-16
A great addition to my library
Where does Save the Cat! Strikes Back rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
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.
Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have and he's top notch with everything that he does. I especially love the reckoning series.
Any additional comments?
This is a great way to learn or be refreshed with the STC method. It continues to surprise me how accurate it is.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful