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By Brad Dehnert

Why you need book writing software and apps

"Don't you just use Word or Google Docs?" is what all my non-writer friends ask me. And, to be fair, they are both great word processors - and might even be great if you're only writing a short story - but neither of them cuts it when it comes to writing a full-length novel of over 100,000 words. That's where specialised book writing software like comes in.

Posted in Learn on 2022-06-30 - book writing software and apps, novel writing software apps, MS Word, Google Docs, GDocs, apps, software, writing apps software
By Brad Dehnert

'Save the cat' is a phrase coined by the screen writer Blake Snyder in his book on screen writing Save the Cat! and has been used in several other books including the novel-specific Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody. One of the big things to come out of Blake's writing courses is his Save the Cat! 15-point Beat Sheet which helps writers to develop their stories and makes sure they hit every moment needed to make it feel complete.

Many writers (both experienced and up-and-coming) use this beat sheet as a starting-point for their stories, and we've now released a tool on to help you create and manage these beat sheets for your projects. This blog post will explain how to use it.

Posted in Learn on 2020-10-18 - save the cat, beat sheet, blake snyder, jessica brody, planning
By Brad Dehnert

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody

"Save the Cat!" is a term many of us have heard, and comes from a book on screen writing by Blake Snyder called, coincidentally, 'Save the Cat!'. While the book focusses on writing films, the lessons can be applied to novels, too, and there's even a companion book by Jessica Brody called 'Save the Cat! Writes a Novel'.

One of the big tools found in both books is the 15-point beat sheet

Save the Cat Beat Sheet Manager Preview from the Scene One book writing software app
Posted in Learn on 2020-10-08 - save the cat, beat sheet, preview, learn to write,book writing software, book writing app
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