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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Reprint edition (Oct. 14 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865479933
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865479937
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 14 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David Sosna on March 28 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is work from a true master of story structure.
Truby's been teaching writers for more than two
decades. It's always been an in person class with
some people xeroxing notes for others. He's never
published before now.

Truby's work is invaluable if you want to write a
well structured story with realistic characters
possessing clear and logical motivations.

The book shows some of the vast array of writer's
tools available to create rich and compelling stories.

All of the book is invaluable. For me, the highlight is
the 22 steps, outlined in detail.

If you can't describe your hero's problem, need, desire and understand
how her desire changes over the life of the story, then stop reading
me and start reading John Truby.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Kleiber on May 7 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The finest information on story telling that I have found. John Truby is a master, and he conveys his ideas succinctly and completely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Red the Wonderer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 16 2014
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If you only plan on buying one book (ha!) to help with your writing, let this be the one. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. That being said, it is such a monumental undertaking to structure your story using his guidelines that it's pretty darn daunting. I have felt like an ant preparing to undertake a walk around the globe but, have a few less miles to go now.

Novice writers may find their eyes rolling around in their heads but don't feel bad - experienced writers feel the same way! If you want to write a multi-structured, textured, vastly engaging book, buy this one first. Think of it as a doctoral thesis for your novel or screenplay.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roger M. Brown on Sept. 29 2013
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Having bought and read that other book....whose name now escapes me (it's about the same size and better known), I got very little from it.
Took a gamble on this one and it paid off handsomely. Excellent reference and well-presented information about how to structure and write a script. Yes, I've also had the paper-backs in writing, and this one trumps those.
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