As someone who has followed Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat closely, he seems to be obsessed with hitting a certain beat on a specific page. Catalyst on page 12, Theme by page 5, Debate moment on 25.
Honestly how important is it to strike these beats in these pages? Right now my Catalyst is on page 20, Theme stated on page 2, Debate moment on page 27. I’m not one to write for a page count, I believe in letting the story unfold naturally (within reason), but can anyone tell me exactly how important beat placement is within page counts? Or does the story simply need to have the structure in place.