Truby's Genre Secrets Audio Workshop: Love
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Everyone loves a love story. But this apparently simple tale may be the most difficult form to write well. Love is the only genre where you need not one, but two equally well-defined main characters. It has a plot where surprise must come out of intimacy. And it has a story that should naturally take only ten minutes. But you have to fill two hours and make the audience not only see the love but feel it, want it, demand that it happen. If that isn't hard enough, your characters must want it, but be afraid of it as well.
The LOVE STORY COURSE explains in detail how the subtle choreography of a true love story works, from the essential story beats to love's many story forms, from love scenes and dialogue to how to write an enduring love story. Perhaps the most complex of all genres, the love story is as varied as Pretty Woman, The Titanic, and Four Weddings and a Funeral. If love is your message, this course will show you how to send it in the most appealing way possible.
Table of contents:
- Men vs. Women
- The Love Path
- The Life Task of Men & Women
- The Old Man-Woman Contract
- How Love Stories Work
- The 12 Love Story Beats
- The Gaze, the Meet & the Desire
- The Joust and the 2nd Opponent
- Setting Up the Love Plot
- Kicking Up the Heat
- Getting Closer & Coming Apart
- The Big Love Finale
- Teen, Illicit, Film Noir & Tragic Love
- Epic Love & Romantic Comedy
- The Transcendent Love Story
- Openings, Riffing & Seduction Scenes
- Sex Scenes & Happy Marriage
- Moral Conflict in Love
- Farewell and Communion
- Date available: 07/01/2010
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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.