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Truby's Blockbuster 6.0 Genre Add-on: Action

You must own Truby's Blockbuster 6.0 to install this software. 

Genre Add-ons connect seamlessly to your Blockbuster 6.0 program and give you customized 7-Keys and 22-Steps along with three movie examples for your chosen genre. It will not work with previous Truby Blockbuster software. If you own a previous version of Truby's Blockbuster, you can upgrade for $59.00.

Truby’s Blockbuster is the only screenwriting program of its kind to focus on writing for specific genres. With add-ons for action, comedy, horror and every genre of screenwriting, Blockbuster can be tailored to fit exactly the style of movie you're working on. Each genre add-on includes:

Story Beats: apply all the specialized Story Beats for the genre to your script and learn how to twist each beat to make your story original.

Specialized Maps: use the Maps to keep track of all the unique elements in your script.

Genre Class: learn professional techniques straight from Truby, organized and available when and where you need it most.

Story Examples: solve all your story problems using the included Story Examples.

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The Action Genre

The Action genre is huge for summer blockbusters, and our Action Software leads you past the pitfalls so you can write a break-out action script. Action is the epic hero, the one who changes a nation, who saves the day, no matter how strong the enemy.  The best action stories have tricky plots, complex characters and a profound effect on the audience.

Truby’s ACTION SOFTWARE ADD-ON connects seamlessly to the main Blockbuster program and helps you structure and write a great Action script.

With action maps that you fill in to chart your unique action story, this software helps you weave all the elements that make an original, tightly-plotted action script.

Story Beats: apply all the specialized Action Story Beats for the Action Genre to your script and learn how to twist each beat to make your story original.

Specialized Maps: use the Character and Fight Maps to keep track of all the unique action elements in your script.

Action Class: learn all the professional techniques from Truby’s Action Class, organized and available when and where you need it most.

4 Story Examples: solve all your story problems using the four special Action Story Examples.

  • 11 key story beats of any action story
  • Creating the great action hero
  • Character Map
  • Warrior techniques & battle strategy
  • Fight Sequences Map
  • The choreography of the action structure
  • The noble hero
  • The female action hero
  • Writing the epic
  • The buddy picture
  • Fish out of water action stories
  • Sports stories and war stories
  • Inherent problems to avoid
  • Action moral arguments
  • Creating story content at high speed
  • How to write action scenes
  • Beats for transcending the action film

BONUS MOVIE EXAMPLES: The Bourne Ultimatum, Die Hard, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lethal Weapon

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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.

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