ACTION ONLINE CLASS
Want to Write An Action Script That Sells?
The Action genre is huge for summer blockbusters, and our Action Software leads you past the pitfalls so you can write a break-out action script.
Action is the epic hero, the one who changes a nation, who saves the day, no matter how strong the enemy. The best action stories have tricky plots, complex characters and a profound effect on the audience.
This online class takes you step-by-step through the storytelling process, from one-line idea to final script, so that you can write an excellent work of fiction. In each of the lessons, you will first study the material and then complete the appropriate writing exercise.
Send your written responses to the exercises to firstname.lastname@example.org for comprehensive feedback. Then proceed to the next lesson. John Truby has designed the lessons in the order that will produce your best work in the shortest amount of time. However, you are free to take the lessons in any order you wish.
The Action Lessons:
Lesson 1 – Learn the unique problems you will encounter in writing an action story and write one or two lines explaining how you will avoid each of them.
Lesson 2 – Figure out what makes your action hero special. State the Weakness-Need and Desire of this character.
Lesson 3 – Describe the key beats of your story.
Lesson 4 – Add the unique action story beats and connect them to your 22 structure steps.
Lesson 5 – Using the warrior techniques found in all good action stories, build a dense punch-counterpunch between the hero and opponents in the middle of the story.
Lesson 6 – Describe the moral argument, or theme, you will present in your story.
Lesson 7 – Add elements that will allow your story to transcend the action genre and stand out from the crowd.
Lesson 8 – Write your story.