Save The Cat! Pin Up

When I get lost in a story that I'm writing, I sometimes turn to Jessica Brody's Save The Cat! Writes a Novel. It helps me structure my story telling. Save The Cat outlines the major beats to a well-paced story. I was having a hard time visualizing the timing until I made the following figure.

This Gantt Chart shows the three acts of a typical story broken down by beats, and where the beats are within a novel. Note that the exact numbers are rough guidelines.

To understand this image, you'll first need to read Save The Cat!. Now, if I get lost in my own storytelling, this handy image provides a roadmap to light my way.


Let me know if you have any questions. @JFLhere


And here's a cat that must need to be saved...


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