Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hook Me: Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder

Title: Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need! 
Author: Blake Snyder 
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions (May 25, 2005) 
Genre: Non-fiction, Writing Craft 

Book Description: This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat! 

First line: Another book on screenwriting!? (From the Introduction) 
Last line read: How are you going to cut through all the traffic that’s competing for their attention and communicate with them? 

Overall Impression: The sample was filled with reviews, table of contents, and a foreword, so there was very little of the actual book. Snyder definitely has the credentials to know what he’s talking about, and the book had an easy-going style. 

Would I keep reading?: Yes.