The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller by John Trudy
John Trudy is a legend among filmmakers, and in The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller, he breaks elements every great story includes. Although Trudy's background is in the film business, the book was written for and has been widely praise among top novelists, non-fiction authors, journalists, screenwriters, and all writers.
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
Outside the film business, Booklist calls The Anatomy of Story, "A comprehensive guide to writing stories of all kinds, Truby's tome is invaluable to any writer looking to put an idea to paper."
Turns the 3-Act Structure on Its Head
Trudy challenges the 3-Act-Structure format and advocates what he considers a more organic approach to storytelling. This is one area that makes many writers skeptical before they open the first page, and some skip this brilliant book altogether. This is a mistake! Too many top screenwriters, novelists, nonfiction authors, and other writers point to Trudy and the Anatomy of Story in helping them develop their craft.
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John Trudy's The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller earns a spot among the 12 writing books every author should master.