Save the Cat!® Strikes Back Audiobook - USB Drive
6 hours - 3 minutes unabridged, plus supplementary materials on a pdf
Read by MacLeod Andrews: MacLeod is a multiple award-winning narrator with over 190 titles to his credit. He is a company member of Rising Phoenix Rep Theater Company, based out of NYC, with whom he has performed in many shows Off-Broadway and in LA. He has been featured and starred in a number of independent feature films, is a "lunatic" at Lunacy Unlimited Productions (kind of like a company member, but for film and web), and has a BA from Middlebury College.
Produced and directed by Arthur G. Insana: As a multi-award-winning pioneer in the resurgence of audio theatre, Arthur has produced and directed some of the highest grossing and most elaborate audiodramas in the history of the recording industry, including the full-cast, full-production Star Wars: Dark Empire series for Time Warner/Lucasfilm, as well as over 950 audio productions for most of the major publishing companies. Awards and honors include: 40+ Best-selling Audiodramas/Audiobooks/Audio Documentaries (N.Y. Times; Publishers Weekly); 10 Audie Nominations; 3 Audies, to date. Insana also produced and directed the first novel written exclusively for digital download on Audible.com, starring Alfred Molina: The Chopin Manuscript -- which received two Audie Nominations: Best Original Audio and Audio of the Year, and won the Audie Award for “Audio of the Year.” The Chopin Manuscript also was named one of the Best Audios of the Year by Audiofile Magazine.
The book: Blake Snyder has delivered the book countless readers and students have clamored for. Inspired by questions from his workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake has listened and delivers new tips, tactics, and techniques to solve your writing problems and create stories that resonate :
- The 7 warning signs you might have a great idea ─ or not
- The sure-fire template 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 5 questions to keep your story’s spine straight
- The 5-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 into 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!
“A dazzling expansion on Blake’s original insights, this essential screenwriting tool is practical and profound.” – Mark Hentemann, Writer/Executive Producer, Family Guy.
“Written in his signature witty, conversational style, Blake Snyder has given us another gem. As relevant to the novelist as it is to the screenwriter, this is a book no writer should be without. I’ve read all of Blake’s books, and never begin a story without his insanely useful ‘Beat Sheet’ by my side, but this time, Snyder goes one step further, sharing his own personal transformation from struggling writer to one who’s seen great success. From the most generous and genuine writer/teacher of our time, this book will inspire the reader to scale all of those seemingly insurmountable brick walls and keep going — to choose getting better over getting bitter. This book is a must read!” – Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Evermore, Blue Moon, and Shadowland
“‘How nice of Blake to write this book just for me.’ That’s what you’ll be saying after you read Save the Cat! Strikes Back. No matter if you’re a newbie or a produced writer, Blake understands that the struggle never ends. Whether you’re rewriting or getting rewritten, looking for representation or leaving your representation, he’s got you covered. And on those days when you don’t feel like writing and all you want to do is go on the Internet and ‘research,’ read his chapter on discipline, focus, and positive energy. I guarantee you will be up and writing. I love this book! – Kriss Turner, Writer, Something New; Writer/Producer, Sherri, Everybody Hates Chris, The Bernie Mac Show
“Save the Cat! Strikes Back is Blake's best yet. It expands on his principles of storytelling in a breezy, colloquial style and gives us a deeper personal insight to the relentlessly positive mindset that powered his great success and his generous spirit. Blake’s life was far, far too short but his work and his inspiring legacy will remain timeless.” – Rick Drew, movieScope Magazine
Published by Save the Cat! Press