Save the Cat! for Novels

Save the Cat! for Novelists

Books, courses, webinars, and other resources to help you master the Save the Cat! storytelling method!

Save the Cat! Books for Novelists

In Save the Cat! Writes a Novel and Save the Cat! Writes a Young Adult Novel, I take the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting method and adapt it to writing novels. Both books reveal the 15 essential plot points needed to make your novel (or young adult novel!) a success.

 Available in paperback, eBook or audiobook. 

A #1 Amazon bestseller!

A USA Today and Indiebound Bestseller!

The Official Save the Cat! Online Novel Writing Course

Master the Save the Cat! method in less than four hours!

Want step-by-step guidance on how to use the Save the Cat! method to write novels that readers can’t put down? 

Join me in the official Save the Cat! online novel writing course where I will be your on-demand storytelling coach, guiding you through the entire Save the Cat! process–from Opening Image to Final Image–with deep-dive explanations, tons of examples, and exercises to help you make the most of every beat. I even brainstorm a novel right along with you so you can see exactly how I apply the 15 beats to my own stories!

The course is 100% self-paced so you can work through the material at your own pace and rewatch any lesson whenever you want!

Join a FREE Save the Cat! Webinar

Ready to start writing your novel using Save the Cat? Or simply want to learn more about the method? 

Join one of my regular free webinars that will introduce you to the method and show you how you can use the famed “15 beats” to craft compelling stories, keep your readers engaged, and plot with confidence.

Download Your FREE Save the Cat! Starter Kit

Enter your information below to instantly receive my free “Save the Cat! Writes a Novel Starter Kit!” which includes an introduction to the 15 beats of the Save the Cat! method + 3 full beat sheet breakdowns for popular novels!

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Save the Cat! Blog Posts

I love writing about Save the Cat! and all the ways novelists can use it to craft compelling, unputdownable stories.
Check out the latest Save the Cat! related posts from my blog!

Save the Cat! Videos on YouTube

I often post free writing tips on YouTube covering topics from writer’s block to NaNoWriMo to tips on surviving the publishing industry! Below are a few of my most popular videos. 

More Save the Cat! Tools & Resources

Here’s a list of other tools and resources you might find useful:

Free Templates and Guides:



  • Save the Cat! Software – Following the Save the Cat! plotting method? This virtual corkboard software makes it easy to lay out your beats, keep track of plot points, characters, and setting, and see your story mapped out! (Subscription required)
  • Trello – Trello is a great tool for building virtual Save the Cat! storyboards, beat sheets, and more. (Free version available)
  • Fictionary Storyteller – A fantastic revision tool that makes self-editing your novel easy and streamlined. (Free trial available.)
  • Scrivener – Word processor, corkboard, three-ring binder all in one! One of the most popular writing apps for novelists! (Free trial available)
  • Dabble Writer – An easy-to-use online writing tool, packed with helpful features for writers to create amazing stories. I especially love their plot grid feature! (Free trial available)
  • Plottr – A fun plotting tool that allows you see and manage multiple plotlines or threads of your story at once. Fantastic for plotting, beat sheeting, and revising (Free trial available)


  • – The official website for Save the Cat! Find free beat sheets, consultations, live classes, and more!
  • – My online learning platform where you can get unlimited access to ALL my online writing courses, live webinars, the Writing Mastery Community and more!