Save the Cat! Strikes Back: More Trouble for Screenwriters to Get Into... and Out of

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Save the Cat Strikes Back More Trouble for Screenwriters to Get Into and Out of Inspired by questions from the author s workshops lectures and emails this book listened and provides tips tactics and techniques to solve your writing problems and create stories that resonate T

  • Title: Save the Cat! Strikes Back: More Trouble for Screenwriters to Get Into... and Out of
  • Author: Blake Snyder
  • ISBN: 9780984157600
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I think if you read Save the Cat, you should read Save the Cat! Strikes Back. A lot of great material in here expanding on concepts from the first book. A portion of the book is screenwriting specific. As a fiction writer, I skimmed through those portions.

    2. This is an excellent follow-up to the first "Save the Cat!" book, and fills in a lot of the blanks. Snyder's model of three-act structure is the most cogent I have yet found. His writing is also highly entertaining, making this an easy read and re-read.

    3. Blake Snyder's Save the Cat! Strikes Back is an absolute must read for writers. The book was written with screenwriters in mind, but the methods can easily be adapted to fiction. Snyder tells it like it is, and his mix of experience, expertise, spot-on advice, and humor make this one of the most enjoyable how-to books on writing you'll ever read. From getting story ideas to crafting loglines, from structure to character development to endings, Snyder presents his methods, complete with a beat sh [...]

    4. If you are working toward a career as a spec screenwriter, this is really the book where Blake fulfills his promise and delivers a second helping of detail on how to shape yourself in that industry. This is principally an extension of the "Hollywood how-to" portions of his original STC. It was not as relevant for me, because I'm a fiction writer, but very good for what it delivers.

    5. Lots more useful stuff in here - mostly directed at screenwriters (with a good portion of the book directed at screenwriters and giving them specific career advice), but as with the first book, many of the rules are just as applicable to fiction writers.

    6. I didn't love this book QUITE as much as the other two "Save the Cats," but in this one, Snyder gives a more in-depth explanation of how to get through the finale, which he admittedly neglected to do in the first book. And I REALLY needed that explanation, so for that reason, this book gets five stars, too. Each book in this series has a slightly different focus and each of them has been life changing for me.I also liked that this book included comments in memoriam of Blake Snyder. His is a trag [...]

    7. This book has saved my behind more than once. Think of it as an advanced supplement to the first STC book. If you've studied and learned that one inside out, you're likely to find this to be the reference book you turn to, when you get stuck at different stages in the process. The audiobook too is a treat for revision.The full series sits on my shelf as reference books that I revisit when working on new projects. Blake's passion and enthusiasm were clearly apparent in his three books, through hi [...]

    8. More of the same formula, but still with plenty of interesting examples and anecdotes. Fast, easy read, but nowhere as "groundbreaking" as the first book in the series.

    9. This book is so inspirational. I don't think there's anything here that's NEW, but that's part of the point: story is timeless. I have a feeling I'll be going back to this one again.

    10. I admit that I have not read the first two books in this series (though I am familiar with them). In short, this is a no-nonsense guide to making it as a screenwriter. Lots of practical advice here. Sometimes it feels like an informational for Snyder and his work, but he has a proven track record of success, so having confidence in his products is not a vanity. When I someday strike it big as a great screenwriter, I will point to this book as one of the early guides that set me on my way.

    11. Another great book in the SAVE THE CAT! series. This one builds on the first, so there is overlap, especially in the earlier chapters. For this book, Blake Snyder draws on his experiences teaching the principles he laid out in the first SAVE THE CAT! book across the country, and the world for that matter. Much more of this book is only applicable to screenwriters, since he discusses the mechanics of the movie business and how to get scripts before producers, etc. As a novelist, this is interesti [...]

    12. Last year, I reviewed the first in the Save the Cat! series by Blake Snyder. This time I’m reviewing the third and last book in the series called Save the Cat! Strikes Back. (I’ll explain why I didn’t buy the second one in a bit.)The series was recommended by the fabulous author and writing instructor, Les Edgerton.Years ago I took a screenwriting class, not because I wanted to write for Hollywood, but because I could see that the pace and structure of books was becoming more “movie-like [...]

    13. A pesar de que sin querer lei este libro, la tercera entrega de la serie del señor Snyder (QEPD) despues de su primer libro, es decir me brinqué el segundo, no me perdi casi de nada salvo un par de referencias.Disfrutando enormemente este libro me hizo regresar a pensar en como podria avanzar tantas ideas atoradas, o al menos retomarlas o estructurarlas. Es una lectura que fluye como agua con ejemplos, explicaciones y muchas mas anecdotas que el primer libro. El cual se centraba principalmente [...]

    14. If you’re a natural plotter or you’re determined to convert into one, I can’t see much of anything in this book that won’t delight you. Even as a pantser, I’m an enthusiastic advocate of Blake Snyder's beat sheet. Knowing how stories should be structured isn’t going to turn me into a plotter. Writing is a journey of discovery for me and that keeps it fun and interesting. If I knew every twist and turn ahead of time, I'd lose interest. That's just how I'm made. I've generally got a fa [...]

    15. What a great book! A fitting tribute and legacy to Blake Snyder, from everything I've been able to learn about the man.The first book in the series demystified the screenwriting process (or at least attempted so to do), but this book, third and -- sadly -- last by Snyder, is much more than that. It's so darn cheerful! And uplifting. And encouraging. As I finished each chapter, I felt almost compelled to write. And, as I was reading it just before going to bed, it was responsible for more than a [...]

    16. It's a very nice enjoyable book. My version was audio and I think in paper or even as an ebook would be better, as this is the kind of book one takes most of by making notes. There are a few parts worth of checking back from time to time, something not so easy to do with an audiobook, unless you write the specific chapter and minutes for each part.Overall I give it 4 stars since although interesting I didn't found it to be so full of insight as I was expecting. I will read the original Save the [...]

    17. This is the third book in the "Save the Cat" series and the first one I have read. It is jam-packed full of good advice for writers, and once I finished the first read-through, I immediately went back to the chapters about pitching, outlining and checking to make notes. I believe the author had a very good handle on story, and being passionate about transformation in general, was commited to helping writers push through dark and difficult times to real breakthrough. His enthusiasm is evident on [...]

    18. Completing the trifecta of the Save the Cat! books, this edition is not just a rehash of the previous two. It adds depth and expands on the concepts introduced, but it also adds more material, more creative juju, and more how-to-do-it-right instructions. It helped me understand some concepts I was still a little fuzzy on after several years of studying and practicing the craft of screenwriting. Highly recommended, along with the first two. They're all extremely valuable on an individual level an [...]

    19. A little repetitive, but I still liked it and found it helpful. I love his whole idea about the 10 story types and I think he is correct. This book has helped strengthen my ideas as a writer and I hope my writing structure has improved, though there is more leg-room for novelists because our books can be as long we want, though there is a point of too long (Eragon series, I'm talking about you, where a screenwriter has to finish in about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

    20. Another great book by Blake Snyder about writing. He covers some topics in more depth than he did in the original SAVE THE CAT. It's a tragedy that Mr. Synder is now gone and can't provide us with anymore movies/books, but I have a feeling his SAVE THE CAT series will live on for a long, long, long time.

    21. This book is not as helpful to novelists as the first two, as about half the book focuses on career-related advice specifically for screenwriters. However, it includes some good stuff, especially about the third act of the story, and is worth seeking out if either of the other two Cat books resonated with you.

    22. Most writers I talk to refer to the first book, but this one not only has all the relevant content of the first, but expands it in extremely helpful ways, showing the writer how to practically transfer the beat sheet into a story board. If you want one book on structure, this is it. If you want two, get the first book as well. ;)

    23. This book is a wonderful help in learning what might be missing from your manuscripts. Very concrete. I am a better writer because of it. Take what you find useful and leave the rest if you prefer less planning, but I'd definitely put this in my top five books on writing.

    24. Just finished reading Save the Cat! Strikes Back by Blake Snyder - Just as great as the first two books in this series. From what I learned from his books, this guy must have been a great teacher. I learned a lot from his books and will be off to writing screenplays in no time!

    25. Helpful to all types of fiction writers but specifically screenwriters, this Save the Cat book should be read as part of a set with the others by the author for a thorough course on all aspects of the topic.

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