Save the Cat!®
The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

Here’s what started the phenomenon: the best seller that’s in its 24th printing! Blake Snyder tells all in this fast, funny and candid look inside the movie business. “Save the Cat” is just one of many ironclad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying, including:

  • The 4 elements of every winning logline
  • The 7 immutable laws of screenplay physics
  • The 10 genres that every movie ever made can be categorized by — and why they’re important to your script
  • Why your Hero must serve your Idea
  • Mastering the 15 Beats
  • Creating the “Perfect Beast” by using The Board to map 40 scenes with conflict and emotional change
  • How to get back on track with proven rules for script repair

This ultimate insider’s guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a showbiz veteran who’s proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat.

Save the Cat! Reviews

“One of the most comprehensive and insightful how-to's out there. Save the Cat! is a must-read for both the novice and the professional screenwriter.” – Todd Black, Producer: FencesThe Magnificent Seven, Hope SpringsThe Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, The Pursuit of HappynessAntwone Fisher

“Want to know how to be a successful writer in Hollywood? The answers are here. Blake Snyder has written an insider's book that's informative — and funny, too.” – David Hoberman, Producer: Wonder, Beauty and the Beast (2017), The Muppets, The Fighter, Walking Tall, Monk(TV)

"You'd have to look far and wide to find a better book to help you achieve your goals. Quite simply one of the most practical guides to writing mainstream spec scripts on the market." – Screentalk Magazine

“This just may be the BEST book you’ll ever need, or read, on the subject of how to break into the big screen big time. Snyder is a working, selling writer himself, so he gives the reader a true inside glimpse into what it’s like, what it takes, and what to expect on the long road to screenwriting stardom. Many screenwriting how-to tomes are written by guys and gals who have few or no real studio credits, so with this book you can be sure you are getting the info direct from the source of a successful member of the Hollywood elite. This is no doubt the one book that will do more to help you achieve success and get your two-brad-bound puppy through the door than any other I’ve read so far. And believe me, folks, I’ve read them all.” – Marie Jones,

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