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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need | Jessica Brody
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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CrowCAH
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Well I forgot to post this yesterday. I got so excited for my Litsy Tea Swap envelope that arrived that I posted that instead. lol #WonderousWednesday

1. Romances free my soul and remind me that there‘s someone out there for everyone, even me.

2. Beat thing is the community and the friendships! ♥️

3. The tagged book. I‘m trying to read more craft books to aid me as a creative writer.

Eggs Thanks for the thoughtful post ❤️ 3w
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CrowCAH
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#ThoughtfulThursday

1. Attending the Lindsey Stirling concert 🎶😊

2. September 21/22 depending on the year. No sooner.

3. I plan on reading Save the Cat to aid my creative writing.

Thanks @GondorGirl !

Tagging @TheRiehlDeal @VioletCavalier @Klou

MoonWitch94 Oh what a fun concert! Thanks for playing 🌻📖🍁 9mo
Klou Thanks for tagging me! 8mo
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JillsBookshelf
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I just finished the first draft of my first novel! Now it‘s time to finally finish Save the Cat in an attempt to make the draft resemble a pile of trash slightly less.

If anyone out there has written a book or is in the stages of writing one, any advice would be greatly appreciated!

#amwriting #ya #writing #author

Bianca I love this book for writing advice. 12mo
JillsBookshelf @Bianca it‘s been great so far. Maybe when I finish I‘ll take another picture. There are already tons of sticky notes! 🤣🤣🤣 12mo
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Save The Cat Writes A Novel by Jessica Brody is to help with plotting the acts needed in a gripping book (I used it for editing to check my pacing).
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#writingbooks #writingfiction #writingresources #savethecat #savethecatwritesanovel ##jessicabrody

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Redfae
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#QOTD What‘s your most used writing resource book?
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#AOTD I always forget to share my writing resource books. This little collection were the three titles I used most when working on Ocean Heart.
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Merethebookgal
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Long time no post! I spent the last month finishing up the first draft of my novel, which I‘m so excited about! I‘m starting on revisions in October, so I‘m hoping to read these non-fic writing books I‘ve heard great things about, as well as some spooky reads. 🎃👻

AmyG Good luck with your book! 2y
LeahBergen Congrats on that first draft! 👏🏻 2y
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SShiney
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Love the way this book breaks down story structure. I think it lives up to all of the hype. I am such a story structure nerd!

Moonprismpower Are you writing a novel? 2y
SShiney Hi! Yeah I have been working on my debut novel for years. Are you writing one too? 2y
CJRwriting I will have to pick this up! I am a Creative Writing teacher for a college and the previous Save the Cat books have been fantastic to work with. 2y
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SShiney Hi @CJRwriting ! Yeah, you should! It uses a lot of concrete examples from books to explain story structure. 2y
CJRwriting Fab, I am a structure nerd and found the breakdown of the previous books useful yet easy to work with. Thank you! 2y
books_and_tea I have this and love it. I have went through it at least a million times haha. 13mo
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Charityann
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Getting in some NaNoWriMo time before work! 😊👩🏻‍💻✍🏼 #NaNoWriMo #writersoflitsy

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Charityann
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Who all is doing #NaNoWriMo this year? I am, and I have a new blog post up talking about how to make your hero compelling. #writersoflitsy #littens #writeon
https://charityrau.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/creating-a-worthy-hero-authortoolbox...

TheShaggyShepherd I just have absolutely no idea what to write about this year so I‘m skipping again. I haven‘t done it in a couple of years now. 3y
TaraTLK I'm doing it. 3y
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I‘m thinking about doing #NaNoWriMo for fun this year, 😳 so I picked up a few novel plotting books. This book was extremely informative, well written, and concise. The examples were very helpful, and the tips were pragmatic. I‘ll definitely be referring to this one a lot, even if it‘s just to plot my favorite books.

twohectobooks Do it! I did NaNoWriMo for many years before burning out and taking a long break (I‘m still not quite ready to try again). The first time is really fun though and a treasured bunch of memories for me. 3y
thebluestocking @twohectobooks Thanks for the encouragement. I‘ve half done it before with friends, but have never “won.” I think I‘m ready to push through this year. 💙 3y
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Charityann
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Charityann
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This book is helping me so much with my revisions! Review to come. 📖👩🏻‍💻😁

#writersoflitsy #writelife #writingandreading

jen_the_scribe I've heard of this one! Good to know you're liking it. 3y
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rachelsbrittain
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Okay, this is a book every novelist should read. It really does give a lot of valuable insight into the process of piecing together a novel and as someone about to dive into a rewrite (not for the first time) I think its going to prove really useful in helping me figure out what's working and what isn't. Highly, highly recommended for newbie writers just starting out and the more seasoned novelists, too.

RJHowe Have to agree. Got a lot out of that one. 3y
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Jess_Franzino
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Ok, so I read A LOT of books on writing. I‘m also very confident in my writing skills. However, this books is the first one I‘ve read in a LONG time, that made me go “Woah! I really need to work on some aspects of my novel!”. It‘s so very insightful and most helpful! I highly recommend this to all #writersoflitsy , no matter how seasoned in writing you might be.

Marilyncjackson So I finally bought this and omg what a great book! Thanks for the good review 😊 3y
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Heatherfeather
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Terrific! Just what I needed 😊