Go from Beat Sheet to meaningful scenes
In the self-paced Beat2Board course, you'll discover a story-breaking strategy to go beyond the beat sheet and develop the scene cards that will become the backbone of your screenplay or novel.
You’ll achieve a working understanding of Save the Cat! and an inside look at how professional writers break story, giving each scene meaning by serving a well-paced plot on a writer’s board.
The board is a way for you to "see" your story before you start writing. It is a means to easily test different scenes, story arcs, ideas, bits of dialogue, and story rhythms to work out the kinks of your story.
Once you’ve wrestled your board into shape, you can dive into writing your screenplay or novel with the confidence that your story works.
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Before You Board
Worksheet: The Blake Snyder Beat Sheet
Worksheet: Anatomy of a Scene
Worksheet: The Story Card
Building the Board - Part 1
Worksheet: The 3 Passes
Worksheet: The Single-Scene and Multi-Scene Beats
Building the Board - Part 2
Worksheet: The 4 Rows of the Board
Checking Your Scenes
Worksheet: Elements of a Scene
Worksheet: Types of Conflict
The Board for Novels and TV
Worksheet: The Board for Novels
Worksheet: The Board for TV Hourlongs
Worksheet: The Board for TV Half-Hours
Let's board your story!