The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 14 okt. 2008 - 464 pagina's

John Truby is one of the most respected and sought-after story consultants in the film industry, and his students have gone on to pen some of Hollywood's most successful films, including Sleepless in Seattle, Scream, and Shrek. The Anatomy of Story is his long-awaited first book, and it shares all of his secrets for writing a compelling script. Based on the lessons in his award-winning class, Great Screenwriting, The Anatomy of Story draws on a broad range of philosophy and mythology, offering fresh techniques and insightful anecdotes alongside Truby's own unique approach for how to build an effective, multifaceted narrative. Truby's method for constructing a story is at once insightful and practical, focusing on the hero's moral and emotional growth. As a result, writers will dig deep within and explore their own values and worldviews in order to create an effective story. Writers will come away with an extremely precise set of tools to work with—specific, useful techniques to make the audience care about their characters, and that make their characters grow in meaningful ways. They will construct a surprising plot that is unique to their particular concept, and they will learn how to express a moral vision that can genuinely move an audience.

The foundations of story that Truby lays out are so fundamental they are applicable—and essential—to all writers, from novelists and short-story writers to journalists, memoirists, and writers of narrative non-fiction.


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Gebruikersrecensie  - Darrell.Newton - LibraryThing

There are hundreds if not thousands of "how to" books available for writers. I would put this book as one of the top 5. It is clear, full of examples, and not condescending (as some are). John Truby's ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - tenacious_nixie - LibraryThing

Although a bit repetitive at some point, “The Anatomy of Story” is a great book. I've never read anything on this subject, so I can't compare it to alternatives. But something tells me I don't need to ... Volledige review lezen


Title Page
The Seven Key Steps of Story Structure
Moral Argument
Story World
Scene Weave
Scene Construction and Symphonic
The NeverEnding Story

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Over de auteur (2008)

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 20,000 students worldwide.

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