Save the Cat Beat Sheet – Case Study

Want an example of how the Save the Cat Beat Sheet is used? Let's go over one of my favorite movies of all time, Big Hero 6! Opening Image: The film opens with the sprawling city of Sanfransokyo, a city that resembles San Francisco blended with Tokyo and other Japanese culture. Set-Up: Hiro Hamada spends …

Beat Sheet (Save the Cat!) – Plot Theory

Ever heard of Save the Cat? Ever wonder who the cat even is, and why it needs saving? The Blake Snyder Beat Sheet breaks down three-act screenplay structure into 15 bite-size, manageable sections called beats, each with a specific goal for your overall story. Below is an explanation of each beat. The page numbers are …

Heart Breathings – Plot Theory

I'm back this week with another plotting method that I just learned and totally love. This one is from author Sarah Cannon of Heart Breathings and her entire plotting method can be found over on YouTube, starting with this video. So I highly recommend checking her out and subscribing to her channel!