Save The Cat! Template For Scrivener – 2015 Edition
This morning, I’m pleased to announce the release of an updated and annotated template for Literature & Latte’s Scrivener based on the Save The Cat! story structure developed by one of the greats of screenwriting, Blake Snyder. About the Template: The 2015 edition of this template is selected when you open a new Project in the fiction category, as shown here: It comes with plot sequences and turning points already laid out for you in a three-act structure, and each sequence and turning point is annotated in the Synopsis portion of its index card to describe the function of each plot sequence or turning point, as shown here: The Save The Cat! template is known to work with Scrivener 2.7 for OS X, but also works just as well on Scrivener for Windows. How to install your purchased template: Refer to the first screen shot, above. On the template selection window, click Options in the lower left corner. From the drop-down menu, select Import Templates. Then navigate to your Downloads folder and double click your purchased template — Scrivener will do the rest and you’ll be ready to begin writing in no time! Get your copy here for $2.99
Update: Because this template was created on Scrivener 2.7 for OS X 10.11 “El Capitan”, some functionality of the template file may be lost when it is opened on Scrivener 1.9 for Windows. Specifically, the scene and sequence annotations may not appear in the index card synopses. A workaround has now been included in the package available for purchase. The purchase now includes both a native .scrivtemplate file and a .scriv / .zip file which opens a non-template Scrivener project containing the same data.
To install it as a fully Windows compatible Scrivener template, Windows users should open Scrivener, navigate to their Downloads folder, and Open the downloaded file, then go to:
File->Save As Template
Update 2: After some technical difficulties, an issue with Payhip has been resolved. Thank you to all the readers who reminded me, and I’m happy to let you all know that it’s working properly once again.
H/T to user Calvin Beam for pointing out the problem and testing the workaround. Thank you, Calvin.