|Why I purchased the book: wanted to learn more about “plot points” and story development|
|Every creative writer knows a novel needs a hero who hurdles obstacles toward a goal or necessary outcome, but plotting poses challenges. |
Jessica Brody’s Save the Cat! Writes a Novel delves deep into plot points using familiar stories as examples—“spoiler alerts” and “Cat’s Eye Views” of plot points included. Brody offers a “Beat Sheet” (Ch.2), which I’ve been referring to as I map out my third novel. She also shares insight on genre (Ch.3) and pitching (Ch.14). If you’re a “pantser” thinking of writing a novel outline but don’t know where to start, this book can help.
★Worth the purchase!