The Anatomy of Story : 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller

The Anatomy of Story : 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller
Author: John Truby
Rating: 4.28
Bestsellers Rate: 3437
Publisher: North Point Press
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 445
Hours of reading: 7.4 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 14,71 €

About the book

If you're ready to graduate from the boy-meets-girl league of screenwriting, meet John Truby . . . [his lessons inspire] epiphanies that make you see the contours of your psyche as sharply as your script. --LA Weekly John Truby is one of the most respected and sought-after story consultants in the film industry, and his students have gone on to pen some of Hollywood's most successful films, including Sleepless in Seattle, Scream, and Shrek. The Anatomy of Story is his long-awaited first book, and it shares all his secrets for writing a compelling script. Based on the lessons in his award-winning class, Great Screenwriting, The Anatomy of Story draws on a broad range of philosophy and mythology, offering fresh techniques and insightful anecdotes alongside Truby's own unique approach to building an effective, multifaceted narrative.

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"If you're ready to graduate from the boy-meets-girl league of screenwriting, meet John Truby . . .

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"Truby attempts to inform the entire story, addressing plot, character, tone, symbolism, and dialog. The key here is to grow a script organically rather than force the story into preexisting mechanics . . . Highly recommended." --Library Journal "A comprehensive guide to writing stories of all kinds, Truby's tome is invaluable to any writer looking to put an idea to paper." --Booklist "The Anatomy Of Story is concrete and practical without resorting to simplistic 'Three Act Structure' screenwriting clichés. It will be an indispensable guide to writing your first great script. Then, the perfect survival manual to help you negotiate the often confusing, contradictory and cutthroat world of professional screenwriting." --Larry Wilson, co-writer /co-producer of BEETLEJUICE and co-writer of THE ADDAMS FAMILY "A veritable bible for screenwriters." --Backstage "If you're ready to graduate from the boy-meets-girl league of screenwriting, meet John Truby . . . [His lessons draw] epiphanies that make you see the contours of your psyche as sharply as your script." --LA Weekly

John Truby Biography

John Truby (born 1952) is an American screenwriter, director, screenwriting teacher and author. He has served as a consultant on over 1,000 film scripts over the past three decades, and is also known for the screenwriting software program Blockbuster (originally "Storyline Pro"). He is an author of Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller, a book about screenwriting skills.

Screenwriting career

In the 1980s, Truby received his first credits, writing three episodes of 21 Jump Street, as well as serving as a story editor. He later received a co-writer credit on the 2011 Disneynature documentary film African Cats. A portion of the proceeds for the film were donated to the African Wildlife Foundation and their effort to preserve Kenya's Amboseli Wildlife Corridor.

Teaching

Unlike many authors and teachers on the subject, Truby is critical of Syd Field's three-act “Paradigm”, viewing it as a mechanical means of storytelling, and argues that most teachers of screenwriting emphasize inner transformation of characters but not the moral effect their actions have on others. Instead, Truby crafted his own 22-step outline, which formed the basis of Truby's first book, The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller published in October, 2007 by Faber and Faber.Truby has since spun off his techniques into worldwide Masterclasses.

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Authors: John Truby
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Publisher: North Point Press
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Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780865479937
ISBN10: 0865479933
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Edition Statement: Reprint
Illustrations: Illustrations, black and white
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Book Format: Paperback
Book Binding: None
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Pages: 445
Book Weight: 368
Book Dimensions: 141x209x24
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Publication date: Jan. 30, 2009
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Publication City/Country: Berkeley, California, United States

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