First, I'm not a fan of cats. I much rather save a dog.
Secondly, Save the Cat is about screenwriting but I don't have any plans to write a movie script. That may leave you wondering why I read this book. I'll tell you in a minute, but before I do, let me explain the title since that is probably another question you are already asking.
When you are telling a story, everyone needs a reason to like the hero from the beginning of the story. One of the ways a writer accomplishes this is by having the hero do nice things for others, like saving cats.
Now, why did I read this? Because I have an interest in learning more about stories. I want to learn the reasons to appreciate good ones and understand how to tell better ones.
Blake Snyder's book was a good read. It goes fast and it brings some common sense ideas to the surface that are easy to overlook when it comes to shaping a story. After attending Don Miller's Storyline Conference, this book is a great resource for being able to shape my own life's story.
Every writer should read this book.