Jessica Brody

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need

Ten Speed Press (Oct 09, 2018)
| Trade Paperback
320 pages | English
Dewey 808.3
LOC Class. PN3355 .B734 2018


  • Creative Writing
  • DISCIPLINES / Composition &
  • DISCIPLINES / Publishing
  • DISCIPLINES / Study &
  • Fiction - Authorship
  • Fiction - Plots, Themes, Etc
  • Teaching


The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.

Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.