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Truby's Genre Secrets Audio Workshop: Horror, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi

From the writers, directors and producers of Shrek to Sleepless in Seattle to Star Wars, Truby's screenwriting courses have trained some of the top players in Hollywood today. Truby's audio and video screenwriting courses will teach you hundreds of screenwriting techniques that will allow you to compete with the best.

All together, Truby's courses total in over 14 hours of audio and 8 hours of video and focus on the 22 building blocks of every script. These screenwriting courses will take you from beginning to end in the development process of your script idea.

"Truby's Story Structure Class is a totally new system.... a course that allows a writer to succeed in the fiercely competitive climate of Hollywood." American Film Institute Magazine 

Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction

What's your vision of the future of man? These are the great forms of speculative fiction, and they can be tremendously creative. But while these genres are related, they give audiences very different visions of humanity.

This ground-breaking HORROR, FANTASY, AND SCIENCE FICTION COURSE gives you the tools and structures to make these most "high concept" of all genres real and original. Learn how to create the terrifying impact of Jaws, the sheer fun of ET and Big, and the complex world of The Matrix. If you are a visionary - of either darkness or light - these forms are for you.

Table of contents:

  • How Horror Works 
  • What to Watch Out For 
  • The 15 Horror Story Beats 
  • The Horror Hero 
  • Creating the Monster
  • Techniques of the Monster’s Attack 
  • Tricks for the Middle 
  • The Final Battle and the Double Ending 
  • Transcending Horror 
  • How Fantasy Works 
  • What to Watch Out For 
  • The 13 Fantasy Story Beats 
  • Creating the Fantasy World 
  • Arenas, Crazy Characters & Passageways 
  • The Unique Fantasy Hero & Opponent 
  • Transcending Fantasy 
  • How Science Fiction Works 
  • What to Watch Out For 
  • The 4 Models of the Universe 
  • Creating the Science Fiction World 
  • The Unique SF Hero & Opponent 
  • SF Plot Tricks and Smaller Worlds 
  • Transcending Science Fiction

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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.