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Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781932907001
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Published: Michael Wiese Productions - May 25th, 2005

"The last book on screenwriting that you'll ever need" is right! I I love this book! When I'm writing, I keep my copy with me at all times. Snyder breaks down story structure beat by beat in his own restless and humorous style. Pair this with, Screenplay by Syd Field and you'll really feel inspired to write your manuscript! ~ Reviewed by Mia Nassivera


Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book by Ally Carter - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781338212266
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 26th, 2019

This is the perfect book for aspiring novelists! Young writers will feel comforted reading that their favorite authors go through the same writing process struggles as they do! Drawing from her own hilarious experiences, Ally Carter shares creative writing tips from brainstorming basics to query letters. Similar to classics such as Blake Snyder's, "Save The Cat" and Syd Field's, "Screenplay," this is a colorful, comprehensive love letter to the creative process. ~ Reviewed by Mia Nassivera


Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure by Torben Kuhlmann - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735843226
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Published: NorthSouth Books - October 2nd, 2018

Pete is a young mouse with a family treasure hidden at the bottom of the sea. With the help of a professor guarding his own rich achievements, Pete and the Professor build a vehicle strong enough to travel the ocean in search of the treasure. This award-winning illustrator will have little scientists and adults alike wanting to simultaneously go deep sea exploring and draw! ~ Reviewed by Mia Nassivera


Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250162717
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 9th, 2018

In this contemporary retelling of the, "Swan Princes," LcLemore makes human to animal transitions and back again seem as spectacular and beautiful as a, "frost-covered fairy tale." Point of view jumps between blood red and pure white: two ill-fated sisters, two lost boys, and features LGBTQ+ characters. Magical realism, romance, family rivalries, and survival games will keep readers turning the pages of this gorgeous novel. ~ Reviewed by Mia Nassivera


A Winter's Promise: Book One of the Mirror Visitor Quartet by Christelle Dabos - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781609454838
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Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2018

Homely Ophelia would love nothing more than to submerse herself in the museum she owned. Instead, she is engaged to an ice king of a fiance and must travel to join an equally unwelcoming family. However, fragile Ophelia is stronger than she looks and in this new city where one family's hatred breathes fire into another, Ophelia will learn just how resilient she really is. This first installment in the, "Mirror Visitor Quartet," translated from the French fantasy bestseller, is perfect for fans of, "Beauty and the Beast" and Phillip Pullman's, "His Dark Materials" series. ~ Reviewed by Mia Nassivera


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