At this particular point in time.... it's save the parents! Yikes! Today is the last day of school where we live and the long hours of trying to entertain two kids all summer is hanging over my head like an anvil waiting to crash.
Nah, I'm just being dramatic. I'm excited to have so much time with my special little guys. My daughter graduated preschool last night. So I now have a kindergartner and first grader on my hands. Such great ages! Wish I could freeze this age and keep them here forever. *sniff sniff*
Now that's a proud Little PK. :)
But the reason for the title, Save the What?? Is because I just read Save the Cat by Blake Snyder. I've been hearing about it through the blogosphere for awhile now. And since I just finished a draft a month ago, thought it was time to brush up on some techniques.
After reading Snyder's checklist for structure, I knew exactly where and how I needed to fix my story. His formula makes so much sense. The book is for screenwriters, but it applies to any writer. It was interesting reading about how films are written, too. Like, did you know the reason there are so many sequels made is because they're surefire moneymakers? It's true. Peeps would rather spend money on characters or stories they're familiar with, rather than try something new they're unsure of.
And gosh darn I love the internet. I hopped on over to Mr Snyder's blog and told him how much I got out of it. Anyway, just wanted to mention how much Save the Cat helped me and recommend it. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Are there any books you've read lately that you'd recommend?