In Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, Jessica Brody provides everything you need to know about crafting a novel, from creating memorable characters and building tension to developing themes and plotting your story. Drawing on her years of experience as an author and teacher, Brody lays out the basics in an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide that will help novice writers write their first book—and experienced authors revise and polish their manuscripts. Featuring helpful exercises geared toward jumpstarting your creativity, this last book on writing novels you’ll ever need is indispensable for anyone who wants to tell a great story.
For who is this book for ?
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel is for anyone who wants to write a novel, from novice writers just starting out to experienced authors looking to revise and polish their manuscripts. With helpful exercises and easy-to-follow steps, Jessica Brody provides everything you need to know about crafting a great story.
- The book is easy to follow
- It provides helpful exercises
- The author has years of experience
- The book is a little dry
- I didn’t learn anything new
- It’s not very specific about techniques
Learn more about the author
Jessica Brody is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than thirty novels for young adults, including The Unplugged Series, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, and A Week Without Tuesday. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
“As a writing teacher, I am always looking for quality material to recommend to my students. Save the Cat! Writes a Novel is one of those rare gems that is both engaging and informative. Jessica Brody has written an essential guidebook for anyone who wants to write fiction.”
“This was a great book! I’m not even finished and it’s already taught me so much about writing.”
“This book is a must-read for any aspiring writer. Jessica provides clear and concise instructions on how to create a well-crafted novel, covering all the necessary steps from plot development to character arcs. I’ve already started applying her tips to my own work, and they’ve made an noticeable improvement in my writing.”
“This is the best book I’ve read on novel writing. Jessica Brody covers everything from story structure to developing strong characters and creating a powerful plot. If you’re interested in writing fiction, this is must-read.”