Blake Snyder is back with the book countless readers and students have clamoured for. Inspired by questions from his workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake listened and provides new tips, tactics, and techniques to solve your writing problems and create stories that resonate: The 7 warning signs you might have a great idea or not; 2 sure-fire templates for can t-miss loglines; The difference between structure and formula; The Transformation Machine that allows you to track your hero s growth step-by-step; The 5 questions to keep your story s spine straight; The 5-Point Finale to finish any story; The Save the Cat! (R) Greenlight Checklist that gets to the heart of every development issue; The right way to hear notes, deal with problematic producers, and dive into the rewrite with the right attitude; Why and when an agent will appear; How to discover the potential for greatness in any story; How to avoid panic, doubt, and self-recrimination. . . and what it takes to succeed and dare to achieve your dreams; Get ready to face trouble like a pro. . . and strike back!