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Truby's Genre Secrets Audio Workshop: Story Development

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 

Story Development

Most writers’ second draft is worse than their first. That’s because most writers, and the producers, story editors and executives who work with them, don’t know the right techniques and order for rewriting.

The STORY DEVELOPMENT COURSE takes you step-by-step through John Truby’s powerful techniques for rewriting your script, from first draft to final sellable product. This is a must course for writers, producers, story editors, executives and directors who want to turn a solid script into a winner.

Table of contents:

  • Obsolete Development Tools 
  • The Deep Structure Story Beats 
  • Story Beats in Three Films 
  • The Key Script Weaknesses 
  • Weaknesses of Opponent, Plot & Dialogue 
  • How to be a Script Reader 
  • The Ideal Development Process 
  • Fixing the Hero, Opponent & Plot 
  • Techniques of the Polish 
  • Popping the Close & the Dialogue 
  • Working With the Writer 
  • Adapting Novel to Script 
  • Breaking Down the Weaknesses 
  • Breaking Down Weaknesses 2 
  • Techniques for Restructuring 
  • Developing Comedy 
  • Developing Comedy 2 
  • Developing Comedy 3 

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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.

$79.00