Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Blake Snyder RIP

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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