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 …

The Hero’s Journey – Case Study

Hello and welcome back to the blog, lovelies. Today we're going to walk through The Hero's Journey. Also called the Monomyth, this plot method was developed by Joseph Campbell, and if you need a refresher, you can visit my post about it The Hero’s Journey – Plot Theory. In general, you can think of the Monomyth …

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!

The Hero’s Journey – Plot Theory

Hello and welcome back to the blog, lovelies. Today we're going to talk about one of the most oft-repeated plot structures out there, which is The Hero's Journey. Also called the Monomyth, this plot method was developed by Joseph Campbell in which a hero who goes on an adventure, and in a decisive crisis wins a victory, and then comes home changed or …

7-Point Plot Structure – Case Study

Hello, Lovelies, and welcome back. Today I have a special treat for you. I'm running through Dan Well's 7-Point Plot Structure, and how it relates to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Just to review from last week, here's how it works: Now that we're clear, let's talk about it. Hook The hook is …