As I mentioned in my last blog post, I am taking the Save the Cat!® online screenwriting workshop. An added bonus, besides learning about this “tried and true” story structure approach, is the chance to study with Ben Frahm. According to the company’s website, Ben is a “Master Cat,”  an accomplished screenwriter and an admired teacher at Syracuse University and Ithaca College.

It’s always a delight to learn from those who “do,” especially when the instructor is generous with suggestions for improvement. After all, we learn best when someone is kind enough to provide constructive feedback that we can put into practice. No doubt other “Master Cat” instructors are interesting, informative and helpful. Certainly the bar is high if they are graded against Ben’s enthusiasm and knowledge.