Wednesday, 28 January 2009


Almost every screenwriter I look at goes on and on about Blake Snyder's book 'Save the Cat!'. Apparently it's a 'must have' for any aspiring screenwriter. On the front over, it describes itself as:

The Last Book On Screenwriting That You'll Ever Need

Hmm....pretty proud of itself then. That's the main reason I haven't bought it before; it seems pretty up itself. The opposite of the reason I don't ever buy things like 'The Idiot's Guide to Writing'. I'm not an idiot, so I don't buy it.

Anyway, I ordered the book to see what everyone was going on about. I don't want to be the only writer who isn't in on the Pen of Destiny - a magical pen from Satan that enables the wielder to write expert movies worthy of multiple Oscars!!! That would never do. I suppose it's important to stress at this point (for the boobs out there) that this book probably doesn't mention the Pen of Destiny that I just ripped off from TENACIOUS D AND THE PICK OF DESTINY. But if it does, I get first grab at it!

So anyway, I now have the book. So if it's as good as they say, I should be rambling endlessly on this blog about all my new writing techniques.

We shall see if this book is as shiny as they say or whether it's just chucking up everything that has gone before.


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