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 ...
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
"Save the Cat" is just one of many ironclad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying - and saleable.
Author: Blake Snyder
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Category: Performing Arts
This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!
Writes A Novel, penned by Jessica Brody.10 Save the Cat! exists to advise
screenwriters (and novelists) on how to structure their work. Snyder draws on the
work of Syd Field, whom he calls 'the father of the modern movie template'.
Author: Claire Askew
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
NOVELISTA is a friendly, straight-talking writing guide for people who want to write a novel but don't know how to begin. It asks all the important questions and gives a host of reassuring answers that demonstrate that anyone can write a novel - even you! To begin with, what the hell is a novel? It's basically a tiny world, where characters are born, live, and (sometimes) die. To write one all you need is a notebook and a pen - but along the way you'll want to learn about good writing habits, planning, mastering descriptions and dialogue and how to pull it all together. This book will guide you through the process and orient you towards the goal of publication. From absolute beginner to novelista, this book will change the way you write and think about writing.
Writers write. Authors Publish. How to write your novel or non-fiction book one
step at a time. Kevin Partner. think all authors would ... Writes the Novel by
Jessica Brody and based on the screenwriting classic Save the Cat! by Blake
Author: Kevin Partner
Publisher: Scribbleit Limited
What turns a writer into an author? Finishing. Do you want to finish your manuscript? Or, do you want to write more words in less time? Ten Minute Author is a concise book describing a beautifully simple but powerful technique for creating a daily writing habit to finish your next manuscript. And the one after that. Aimed at both the complete beginner and published authors who want to write more consistently, Ten Minute Author shows how a simple commitment to a daily writing practice can become the foundation of a successful career. Drawing on his experience of writing daily for over three years, author Kevin Partner provides a complete blueprint for setting up your new habit, including downloadable resources, online templates and a 28-day challenge to begin your writing streak. This is a short book about a simple habit with profound results.
What she discovered was a dizzying array of approaches to writing but one constant: that the best way to learn is to read the kinds of books you want to write.
Author: Kristen Tate
Book editor Kristen Tate set out to read and review one writing advice book each week for a year. What she discovered was a dizzying array of approaches to writing but one constant: that the best way to learn is to read the kinds of books you want to write.
A former Governor General's Award nominee , Griggs writes in a lively , clever
way . ... Lurking within the substantially flawed vehicle of Griffin's book is an
interesting idea . ... Cat's eye corner . ... Because their only child is serving in the
Peace Corps during the holidays , the Kranks decide to save money by forgoing
A deadly fire and a dangerous attraction.
Author: Suzanne Cass
Publisher: Storm Cloud Press
A deadly fire and a dangerous attraction. Cat Lawson loves only two things. Her freedom and her motorcycle. The twelve months she’s spent at Stargazer Ranch is the longest she’s ever stayed in one place, but when Cat hears screams, she ignores the danger and dashes into a burning building. Levi Wilson has just moved to the valley, taking up a job as the new park ranger. Seeing smoke coming from a nearby ranch, he arrives to find a log cabin fully alight. But after he risks his own life to dive in and save her, Cat denies she needed rescuing. He decides he’s never met a more stubborn, infuriating woman. She decides he’s a control-freak with a hero complex. They discover an arsonist is lighting fires on the ranch, but when Levi becomes the next target of the firebug, will Cat be able to save him from the inferno?
Cat's Cradle, Vonnegut's first end-of- the- world novel, has generated more
critical commentary on its theme than any other of his ... 1 "As the scientist finds
the truth that kills," Scholes writes elsewhere, "the prophet looks for the saving lie.
Author: Leonard Mustazza
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The title of this book, Forever Pursuing Genesis, derives from a statement that Vonnegut once made about the nature of the universe and humankind's place in it. This study applies that statement to the narrative themes that Vonnegut has treated in his career.
The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels
John Connolly, Declan Burke ... save them are, in fact, stories about young
women coming into their own and becoming sexually independent beings. ... But
I didn't think about any of this when I first read Touch Not the Cat, or any of the
other fine suspense novels stewart ... I didn't even think about whether this book
was a gothic novel, or a thriller, or a mystery, or a romance. on her own website,
stewart writes ...
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Literary Collections
The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!
Novels , plays , short profitably and worthily using time stories , essays — he has
profitably when they are reading the heavy excelled in so many ... THE CAT AND
THE MICE . ... the centuries work — it is a presentation without on behalf of
religious and political comment , save perhaps that implied " truth . ... Critics are
very fond of telling which the French have always renovelists how to write novels
Category: Country life
Then the wrong marriage , the need for money , America for the glory and the
money that wasn ' t enough to save the ... I could do as Z . does , who talks about
the novel he can ' t give up and writes correct banalities for establishment ...
Author: Gina Lagorio
Publisher: Bordighera Incorporated
Fiction. Translated from the Italian by Martha King. Winner of the prestigious Viareggio Literary Prize in 1984, Tosca dei gatti [TOSCA, THE CAT LADY] offers the reader one of the most intriguing characters emanating from the pen of Gina Lagorio. Realizing she is destined to a life alone, Tosca spends her senior years among numerous cats, all of whom are the offspring of her dearly departed feline "Miciamore" (Love Cat). Told from the perspective of the journalist Gigi, Lagorio offers her reader a double-layered text, challenging all the more the reader's interaction with the narrative.
Winifred Graham's new novel deals with the love of a man for two women , one a
Society beauty , the other the piquante ... How a woman in love lets a strange
man suffer to save her own happiness , and then offers herself sacrificially to
redeem him , gives this novel its title . ... so because its subject is dealt with
sympathetically and without rancour from one who writes of Church matters from
the inside .
Author: Elisabeth Bruce Adams
To write a novel in versc as a series of scenes is nothing new or strange . ... A
man deaf to all rhyme save cat - and - hat will obviously fail to hear Jammes '
rhymes , he will fancy Jammes is not rhyming at all , or he will fancy that Jammes
I suggest that the average To write a novel in verse as a series of scenes is
reporter does not arrange his “ news - story ” in ... A man deaf to all rhyme save
cat - and - hat will obviously fail to hear Jammes ' rhymes , he will fancy Jammes
Author: Holbrook Jackson
Category: Economic policy
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The Faun is a like a brush edge ; nor wear William Barry's new novel , The Two
pretty woodland fancy , and a half - dozen Standards . ... It is to - day selling better
than We sell you direct from the factory at wholesale prices , and save you all the
Welsh hills are depicted with ... and what a task it is to write such for the revival of
his play , The Cat and the LATEST POPULAR a tremendous novel , while the ...
Category: Philadelphia (Pa.)
2071: FICTION IS INVADING REALITY (and not in a good way) When professional hardass Lona Luminos takes a gentle working holiday, she's not expecting to be haunted by ancient, electronic evil.
Author: Cat Thomas
2071: FICTION IS INVADING REALITY (and not in a good way) When professional hardass Lona Luminos takes a gentle working holiday, she's not expecting to be haunted by ancient, electronic evil. And she's really not expecting murder. She's the Faith Police's prime suspect - but will she be the next victim?
Cat must accept the reality of her dreams in order to save herself as well as her
human friends , Peter and Ben , and her Otherworld friends . ... Learning magic in
one dimension follows a similar process as writing novels in another dimension .
Author: Gale Cengage
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
Essays on the writers and works of Canadian fantasy and science-fiction that have made this genre an important component of Canadian literature, one that must be considered by Canadian literary scholars. Documents the rapid development of Canadian fantasy and science-fiction from the early 1980s to the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Praise for the works of Helen Brown “A buoyant tale, heartfelt and open.” –Booklist “An absolute must.” —Cat World “Brown gives inspiration with her witty, adventurous story.” —RT Book Reviews “Brown writes eloquently ...
Author: Helen Brown
Publisher: Citadel Press
From New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown comes a funny and moving account of her life-changing month as a foster mother—to a homeless cat named Bono. When Helen Brown arrived in New York for a much-anticipated visit, a fellow animal lover talked her into fostering a shelter cat. Helen visualized a sweet-natured cuddler who blinked and dozed a lot. What she got at Manhattan’s Bideawee shelter was a wide-eyed and unpredictable Persian with a punked-out haircut and a feisty attitude. Bono had become homeless during Hurricane Sandy, had survived a serious infection, and needed daily medications. As a “special needs” cat, he was an unlikely candidate for adoption. But as affection between them grew, Helen resolved to see that Bono found his forever home. She didn’t know that he would change her life in ways she never dreamed possible and teach her lessons she would cherish ever after. Just as this sweet, beleaguered, and hopeful guy deserved a fresh start, Helen too was ready for new beginnings. And so began a heartwarming, uplifting, lasting kind of love . . . Praise for the works of Helen Brown “A buoyant tale, heartfelt and open.” –Booklist “An absolute must.” —Cat World “Brown gives inspiration with her witty, adventurous story.” —RT Book Reviews “Brown writes eloquently about women, daughters, and felines.” —Kirkus Reviews
Plus the valuable painting she was hoping to sell is missing from the auctioneers'. And on top of everything else, her kitten Jay is acting weird, keeping her up at night. It's almost as if the cat's possessed.
Author: Louise Carson
Publisher: Maples Mystery
After her parents die within months of each other, Kaija begins to experience increasingly debilitating physical ailments that have no clear diagnosis. Finally, after many referrals to specialists, her doctor suggests psychotherapy to get at the root of the symptoms. Initially reluctant and disbelieving, Kaija embarks on a fiveyear journey into a past that she has long suppressed.