It’s been a tad busy here with summer baseball still going strong and a few deadlines I’m hurtling toward, so I’m keeping this short.
Last Saturday at writer’s group, we discussed various three-act plotting beat sheets. I thought you might enjoy them, too.
Michael Hauge has a fantastic Structure Chart to print out and keep handy.
If you need help understanding the terminology in the structure chart, Janice Hardy broke down the stages in this excellent post.
Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat has a fantastic take on the three-act plotting structure. I’m a big fan of Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat beat sheet. I’ve found two terrific resources about it.
- Read Tim Stout’s “The Blake Snyder Beat Sheet (aka BS2)” here.
- Find Jami Gold’s take on Blake Snyder’s beat sheet (with scene and page breakdowns) in her Worksheets for Writers section here.
Finally, it’s easy to burn out as a writer. I loved this practical article by Beth Wangler (via Hannah Heath’s blog) with nine ways to avoid it.
How is your June going? What advice have you gotten lately that resonated with you?
Have a great weekend!