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The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller Paperback – 14 Oct 2008

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  • Paperback: 445 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Reprint edition (14 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865479933
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865479937
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A veritable bible for screenwriters." - "Backstage" "If you're ready to graduate from the boy-meets-girl league of screenwriting, meet John Truby...[His lessons draw] epiphanies that make you see the contours of your psyche as sharply as your script." - "LA Weekly"

"A veritable bible for screenwriters." - Backstage & nbsp; & nbsp; "If you're ready to graduate from the boy-meets-girl league of screenwriting, meet John Truby...[His lessons draw] epiphanies that make you see the contours of your psyche as sharply as your script." - LA Weekly

""The Anatomy Of Story "is concrete and practical without resorting to simplistic 'Three Act Structure' screenwriting cliches. It will be an indispensable guide to writing your first great script. Then, the perfect survival manual to help you negotiate the often confusing, contradictory and cutthroat world of professional screenwriting." --Larry Wilson, co-writer /co-producer of BEETLEJUICE and co-writer of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
"A veritable bible for screenwriters." -"Backstage" "If you're ready to graduate from the boy-meets-girl league of screenwriting, meet John Truby...[His lessons draw] epiphanies that make you see the contours of your psyche as sharply as your script." -"LA Weekly"

“Truby attempts to inform the entire story, addressing plot, character, tone, symbolism, and dialog. The key here is to grow a script organically rather than force the story into preexisting mechanics . . . Highly recommended.”" —Library Journal"

“A comprehensive guide to writing stories of all kinds, Truby’s tome is invaluable to any writer looking to put an idea to paper.” —"Booklist"" “The Anatomy Of Story "is concrete and practical without resorting to simplistic 'Three Act Structure' screenwriting clichés. It will be an indispensable guide to writing your first great script. Then, the perfect survival manual to help you negotiate the often confusing, contradictory and cutthroat world of professional screenwriting.”  –Larry Wilson, co-writer /co-producer of "Beetlejuice" and co-writer of "The Addams Family """ “A veritable bible for screenwriters.” –"Backstage"   

"Truby attempts to inform the entire story, addressing plot, character, tone, symbolism, and dialog. The key here is to grow a script organically rather than force the story into preexisting mechanics . . . Highly recommended."" --Library Journal"

"A comprehensive guide to writing stories of all kinds, Truby's tome is invaluable to any writer looking to put an idea to paper." --"Booklist"" "The Anatomy Of Story "is concrete and practical without resorting to simplistic 'Three Act Structure' screenwriting cliches. It will be an indispensable guide to writing your first great script. Then, the perfect survival manual to help you negotiate the often confusing, contradictory and cutthroat world of professional screenwriting." -Larry Wilson, co-writer /co-producer of "Beetlejuice" and co-writer of "The Addams Family """ "A veritable bible for screenwriters." -"Backstage" "If you're ready to graduate from the boy-meets-girl league of screenwriting, meet John Truby . . . [His lessons draw] epiphanies that make you see the contours of your psyche as sharply as your script." -"LA Weekly"

"The Anatomy Of Story "is concrete and practical without resorting to simplistic 'Three Act Structure' screenwriting cliches. It will be an indispensable guide to writing your first great script. Then, the perfect survival manual to help you negotiate the often confusing, contradictory and cutthroat world of professional screenwriting." -Larry Wilson, co-writer /co-producer of "Beetlejuice" and co-writer of "The Addams Family ""

"A veritable bible for screenwriters." -"Backstage"

"If you're ready to graduate from the boy-meets-girl league of screenwriting, meet John Truby . . . [His lessons draw] epiphanies that make you see the contours of your psyche as sharply as your script." -"LA Weekly"

Truby attempts to inform the entire story, addressing plot, character, tone, symbolism, and dialog. The key here is to grow a script organically rather than force the story into preexisting mechanics . . . Highly recommended. "Library Journal"

A comprehensive guide to writing stories of all kinds, Truby's tome is invaluable to any writer looking to put an idea to paper. "Booklist"

"The Anatomy Of Story "is concrete and practical without resorting to simplistic 'Three Act Structure' screenwriting cliches. It will be an indispensable guide to writing your first great script. Then, the perfect survival manual to help you negotiate the often confusing, contradictory and cutthroat world of professional screenwriting. "Larry Wilson, co-writer /co-producer of BEETLEJUICE and co-writer of THE ADDAMS FAMILY"

A veritable bible for screenwriters. "Backstage"

If you're ready to graduate from the boy-meets-girl league of screenwriting, meet John Truby . . . [His lessons draw] epiphanies that make you see the contours of your psyche as sharply as your script. "LA Weekly""

Truby attempts to inform the entire story, addressing plot, character, tone, symbolism, and dialog. The key here is to grow a script organically rather than force the story into preexisting mechanics . . . Highly recommended. Library Journal

A comprehensive guide to writing stories of all kinds, Truby's tome is invaluable to any writer looking to put an idea to paper. Booklist

The Anatomy Of Story is concrete and practical without resorting to simplistic 'Three Act Structure' screenwriting cliches. It will be an indispensable guide to writing your first great script. Then, the perfect survival manual to help you negotiate the often confusing, contradictory and cutthroat world of professional screenwriting. Larry Wilson, co-writer /co-producer of BEETLEJUICE and co-writer of THE ADDAMS FAMILY

A veritable bible for screenwriters. Backstage

If you're ready to graduate from the boy-meets-girl league of screenwriting, meet John Truby . . . [His lessons draw] epiphanies that make you see the contours of your psyche as sharply as your script. LA Weekly

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About the Author

John Truby is Hollywood’s premier 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 screenwriting to students worldwide.


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