Pretty Woman

“Don’t Withhold; Reveal, and Complicate”

Two-time Emmy®-winning writer-producer Erik Bork (HBO’s Band of Brothers) says saving information for a shocking reveal late in the story can result in reader confusion or alienation. Bork recommends showing your cards, even as you write toward the "big reveal."

Using SAVE THE CAT’s Ten “Genres”

SAVE THE CAT has redefined how Erik Bork looks at types of movie stories, in a way that he thinks can be really helpful to writers. He believes Blake Snyder's “genres” speak to the main question professional readers are asking: “Is the main character’s problem (and plan) big, compelling, and entertaining...