Screenwriter and writing teacher Blake Snyder died yesterday after a sudden cardiac arrest. He was 57.
Like a lot of screenwriters, I've got a copy of Save the Cat on my shelf. I'm normally wary of structure gurus who say what you should be writing at any particular point of your script, but I gained a lot from his guidance on giving your idea a strong logline and emphasis on being able to explain clearly 'What it is'. His writing also gave off a real air of enthusiasm, encouragement and empowerment.
Condolences to his family and friends.
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