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.
JESSICA BRODY worked for MGM Studios as manager of acquisitions and business development before becoming an internationally best-selling author of young adult and women's fiction including Boys of Summer, A Week of Mondays, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, and a forthcoming series for Disney Press based on the hit Disney Channel original movie, Descendants. Her book Unremembered is currently being developed for film through Reliance Entertainment by the producers of Zero Dark Thirty and Slumdog Millionaire. She travels the country teaching Save the Cat! workshop to novelists.
"Every novelist should own a copy of this book. It will change the
way you think about stories-and your writing. Jessica Brody takes
the mystery and frustration out of plotting a novel. I'll never
write another book without a copy of Save the Cat! Writes a
--Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times best-selling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of Broken Beautiful Hearts
"Good plotters aren't born. They're formed by studying the twists and turns of others' stories. Save the Cat! Writes a Novel is a perfect plot study tool for all levels of writer. It will help you dissect any plot conundrum, conceive your story's blueprint, and give a beat to every pivot of your hero's journey."
--Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month and author of Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo
"Through its insightful use of beat sheets, genres, and trade secrets, this book is an invaluable guide through the daunting task of writing a novel."
--Jessica Khoury, author of The Forbidden Wish and Last of Her Name
"This playful, illuminating book is a godsend for anyone seeking to understand story structure for novels."
--Emmy Laybourne, author of the international bestselling Monument 14 trilogy, and the novels Sweet, Berserker and Ransacker