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Sad news about scriptwriting legend Blake Snyder

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He died this morning of cardiac arrest at age 52.

I used his Beat Sheets religiously. All of us screenwriters here in Austin used them during ScriptFrenzy to organize our work as we wrote our fast drafts.

He was brilliant and I will always credit him with helping me finish my own scripts.
#1 - August 05, 2009, 07:40 AM
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Such sad news. My whole critique group will be sad, too--we use his beat sheets to test fiction plots, as well as for screenwriting.



#2 - August 05, 2009, 09:46 AM

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His book Save the Cat is one of my favorite writing books. So sad!
#3 - August 05, 2009, 10:18 AM
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Very sad. Very.

Me to on Save the Cat, Debby.

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#4 - August 05, 2009, 10:47 AM

Wow - so young! I love Save the Cat and the sequel movie one - very sad!
#5 - August 07, 2009, 04:38 PM
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I just discovered his book, Save the Cat, and had a few laughs. Learning lots.
What a great loss to his family.
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#6 - August 07, 2009, 05:15 PM
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