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John Truby (born 1952) is a screenwriter, director and screenwriting teacher. He has served as a consultant on over 1,000 film scripts over the past three decades, and is also known for the screenwriting software program Blockbuster (originally "Storyline Pro").
Truby argues that most teachers of screenwriting emphasize inner transformation of the characters but not the moral effect their actions have on others. He is critical of Syd Field's three-act “Paradigm” and has instead crafted his own 22-step outline. Truby's first book The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller was published in October, 2007 by Faber and Faber.
- Ward, Lewis. "Interview: John Truby on Screenwriting and Breaking In". Script Magazine. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2007-07-31. External link in
- The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller Archived 31 December 2010 at WebCite
- John Truby at the Internet Movie Database
- Official website
- John Truby on Twitter
- Truby, John (Jan 15, 2015). "The Power and the Glory of Story". Emmys.
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