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John Truby's The Anatomy of Story Master Class

At a Glance

  • 3-day in-person screenwriting seminar
  • Offers a solid method for complete story construction
  • Teaches the techniques used by those who’ve earned more than $15 billion at the box office

Drawing on a broad range of concepts and archetypes from writing, philosophy, and mythology, John Truby provides fresh techniques and insightful principles that allow the writer to design an effective, multifaceted narrative.

In The Anatomy of Story Master Class, Truby not only explains how a great story works, he also gives you all the principles and techniques needed to create your own. Over three intense days, you’ll learn method of storytelling you can use whether you're writing a screenplay, novel, TV show, play, or short story.

Called "the best script doctor in the movie industry," Truby serves as a story consultant for major studios and production companies worldwide, and worked as a script doctor on more than 1,500 movies, sitcoms and television dramas for the likes of Disney, Sony Pictures, FOX, HBO, Alliance Atlantis, BBC,MTV and more.

More than 30,000 writers have attended Truby’s seminars around the world. From Los Angeles to New York to Paris, London, Vancouver, Sydney, Mexico City, Tel Aviv and other film capitals around the world, Truby regularly gives his seminar to packed houses around the world.

Topics covered in The Anatomy of Story Master Class include:

Day 1

  • How to find the perfect story design
  • Three confusions that hurt writers
  • Uncovering the myth of 3-act story structure
  • Seven Steps to deep structure
  • Creating the single driving force
  • Variations to classic story structure
  • Key weaknesses of myth, fairy tale and drama
  • Developing a great premise
  • Building the hero from the ground up
  • How the “character web” works
  • True character change and how to write it
  • Five Major character changes

Day 2

  • The 22 building blocks of every great script
  • Pacing by character growth, not page number
  • Keys to the perfect opponent
  • Creating the visual world
  • Using the subplot
  • Setting the tag line
  • Building the reveals
  • Choosing the right story shape
  • Creating the strong middle
  • The trick to scene sequencing
  • How to write 3-track dialogue
  • Secrets of building the scene
  • Dialogue that increases the conflict

Day 3

  • Detailed Analysis of the Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Detective, Fantasy, Horror, Love, Masterpiece, Myth, SciFi, Thriller and Mixed Genres
  • What each genre really means
  • Sequencing the moral elements of the story
  • The central theme of each form
  • Key structure techniques for each genre
  • Mixing genres: The best strategies for story success
  • Bending the genre rules for originality
  • Techniques for transcending each genre

Locations

Los Angeles: June 5-7, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm (each day)

Westin Hotel LAX
5400 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles,CA 90045

Chicago: June 12-14, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm (each day)

Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

New York: October 2-4, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm (each day)

Doubletree Hotel Times Square
1568 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

London: May 6-8, 2016 9:30am - 6:00pm (each day)

University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2HW

Truby’s principles and methods are among the most modern, exciting approaches to screenwriting and storytelling to be developed in a generation. Enroll today and get ready to write your great story!

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Meet the Author: John Truby

John Truby is Hollywood’s premiere story consultant and founder of Truby’s Writers Studio. He has worked as a story consultant and script doctor for Disney Studios, Sony Pictures, FOX, and HBO, among others, and has taught his 22-Step Great Screenwriting and Genre classes to over 40,000 students worldwide.