There is a method to what you write and when it needs to happen. Both Snyder and King have designed a ‘blueprint’ that can help aspiring screenwriters. Blake Snyder calls it the Beat Sheet (Snyder, 2005), and Viki King has created the Inner Movie Method (King, 2005). I decided to place the two methods side-by-side to see how they compare. I will also be analysing movies as Blake did in his book, Save the Cat! goes to the Movies. So, stay tuned for the new Beat Analysis posts.
KING, V. (2005) How to write a movie in 21 days. 1st ed. New York, NY: CollinsReference.
SNYDER, B. (2005) Save the cat: the last book on screenwriting you’ll ever need. Studio City, CA: M. Wiese Productions.