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A4A Review: I avoided this book for years because of its goofy title (inherited from its predecessor), but once I actually read it, it changed everything about how I write. It gave me a structure that makes my writing go faster, gave me a framework on which to gauge the quality and style of books I read, and gave me the building blocks I needed to construct my own outlining system. This is an invaluable book. The original Save the Cat book is for screenwriters, so novelists should take care to buy the novel version, written by Jessica Brody. She breaks down the concepts in the original book and applies them to novels. — Angels for Authors
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.