Years ago I discovered a screenwriting method called “Save the Cat.” Basically it’s a story theory which many, if not most, Hollywood stories follow. I realized that this method could also be applied to books. So I’m currently using the Save the Cat books and associated software to “beat out” or plot out my story.

But I’m definitely running into roadblocks trying to do this solo. So I’ve decided to sign up for a “Save the Cat” workshop in Jacksonville, Florida led by best-selling author Jessica Brody where I’ll have the benefit of a classroom or workshop environment to test my ideas on real people.