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Truby's Blockbuster 6.0 Genre Add-on: Detective

At a Glance

  • Genre add-on for Truby’s Blockbuster software
  • Provides 7-Keys and 22-Steps along with popular story examples
  • Lets you focus on the specific elements of your chosen genre

Detective

There have been thousands of detective stories, but with our Detective Add-on Software you can write an original one that will get you noticed.

This form is about the unending search for truth, the struggle to claw through the facades, lies and misdirection of the master criminal. The best detective stories not only sequence the clues to the crime, they also set up an elaborate smoke screen to fool the detective and the audience.

The DETECTIVE SOFTWARE ADD-ON connects seamlessly to the main Blockbuster program and keeps track of everything for you. The specialized maps help you make all the characters viable suspects, keep the crime sequence separate from the detection sequence, and create a detective story that transcends the form.

Story Beats: apply all the specialized Story Beats for the Detective Genre. Make sure you hit a suspenseful crime/coverup, a surprising mystery, and a revealing fatal flaw, among other detective beats. 

Specialized Maps: use the Social and Suspects Maps to sort out your unique clues, suspects and crimes.

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

4 Story Examples: solve any story problems using four special Detective Story

Let the Detective add-on be your guide to a great whodunit, using: 

  • 10 key story beats of the detective story
  • Crime Map: how to sequence the crimes
  • Social levels in a good detective story
  • Detective archetypes
  • Suspects Map: how to make all suspects work
  • Detective genres and their story beats
  • Inherent problems in writing a detective story
  • How to sequence the detective’s knowledge
  • Ideal method for writing detective stories
  • Top moral arguments in good detective stories
  • The Cosmic detective story
  • Transcending the detective form

BONUS MOVIE EXAMPLES:  LA Confidential, Chinatown, Maltese Falcon, Murder on the Orient Express

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The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

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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