“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 (NaNoWriMo) 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. Brody’s witty critique of bestselling titles and expert breakdown of the Save the Cat method make this a mandatory addition to every writer’s shelf. It is a true revelation for novelists at all stages, and my absolute favorite book on writing!”
— 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. Jessica Brody’s natural warmth and enthusiasm for the subject come shining through, and her mastery of Blake Snyder’s beloved methods is in full evidence. Not only that, but the book is filled chock-a-block with terrific examples from current fiction and works of great literature. I predict Save The Cat! Writes a Novel will become a trusted resource for beginners and old pros alike. I’ve already begun to dog-ear my own copy.”
— Emmy Laybourne, author of the international bestselling Monument 14 trilogy, and the novels Sweet, Berserker and Ransacker

“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 Novel.”
— Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of Broken Beautiful Hearts