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

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

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By (author) John Truby

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 445 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 25mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 30 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0865479933
  • ISBN 13: 9780865479937
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 6,702

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

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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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"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"