GREAT SCREENWRITING ONLINE CLASS
Want to Become a Master Storyteller?
TRUBY’S GREAT SCREENWRITING CLASS has trained the writers, directors, or producers of Shrek, Planet of the Apes, The Mask of Zorro, The Negotiator, Inspector Gadget, Outbreak, Sleepless in Seattle, The Addams Family, Beetlejuice, Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Back to School, Star Wars and many more.
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
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.
This flagship class of the Truby’s Writers Studio, taken by over 30,000 students worldwide, wins awards year after year as the best writing class in America. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to master your craft.
Lesson 1 – Write your premise in one line.
Lesson 2 – List all your character and what role they play in the story. Describe how your main opponent attacks the great weakness of your hero.
Lesson 3 – List the 7 key structure steps.
Lesson 4 – Discover what genre(s), if any, you will use to tell your story. List how you will twist the genres you are using so that your story is original.
Lesson 5 – Define the society of your story with an emphasis on the proper balance between individual and group. Describe the unique combination of land, people and ideas that will serve as the context for your story. Describe the unique social stage of your hero, or explain why the hero is caught between two stages.
Lesson 6 – Describe the 22 steps for your story, in detail.
Lesson 7 – List each of the reveals in your story.
Lesson 8 – Describe each step of your hero’s moral fall and rise.
Lesson 9 – Determine the symbols for your hero and other characters.
Lesson 10 – List every scene in your story. Study the order of scenes. Make sure the scene sequence builds by structure, not chronology.
Lesson 11 – Begin writing the scenes focusing on the scenes story elements. Write the first draft.
Lesson 12 – Rewrite your script using the sequence described in this lesson.