DETECTIVE ONLINE CLASS
Want to Write A Detective Script That Stands Above the Crowd?
There have been thousands of detective stories, but with our Detective Online Class you can write an original one that will get you noticed.
This form is about the unending search for truth, the struggle to claw through the facades, lies and misdirection of the master criminal. The best detective stories not only sequence the clues to the crime, they also set up an elaborate smoke screen to fool the detective and 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 Detective Lessons:
Lesson 1 – Learn the inherent problems for writing a detective story and explore ways of developing your detective premise to avoid these problems.
Lesson 2 – List the strengths and weaknesses of your detective. What is the detective ultimately looking for?
Lesson 3 – Detail the society and the detective’s place within it.
Lesson 4 – Describe in detail the opponent’s crime and motive.
Lesson 5 – Describe in detail the opponent’s plan to hide the crime.
Lesson 6 – Add the story beats unique to your detective sub-genre to the basic detective beats.
Lesson 7 – Describe the moral argument of your story.
Lesson 8 – Detail how you will transcend the detective story to write something original and powerful.
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