The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller by John TrubyJohn Truby is one of the most respected and sought-after story consultants in the film industry, and his students have gone on to pen some of Hollywoods most successful films, including Sleepless in Seattle, Scream, and Shrek. The Anatomy of Story is his long-awaited first book, and it shares all of his secrets for writing a compelling script. Based on the lessons in his award-winning class, Great Screenwriting, The Anatomy of Story draws on a broad range of philosophy and mythology, offering fresh techniques and insightful anecdotes alongside Trubys own unique approach for how to build an effective, multifaceted narrative. Trubys method for constructing a story is at once insightful and practical, focusing on the heros moral and emotional growth. As a result, writers will dig deep within and explore their own values and worldviews in order to create an effective story. Writers will come away with an extremely precise set of tools to work with--specific, useful techniques to make the audience care about their characters, and that make their characters grow in meaningful ways. They will construct a surprising plot that is unique to their particular concept, and they will learn how to express a moral vision that can genuinely move an audience.
The foundations of story that Truby lays out are so fundamental they are applicable--and essential--to all writers, from novelists and short-story writers to journalists, memoirists, and writers of narrative non-fiction.
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Sure, content matters. Here are three ways to make your story stick in the minds of your audience. Stories should always have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Think of the beginning as the past situation or status quo. The middle as some sort of action or event that brings about a change and reaches a climax. The end is the final resolution and the new status quo.
Our first tryst with something we love is always a playful endeavour. We discover how much we love something through hours of what feels like effortless play — be it writing a blog or learning to code or mastering the art of storytelling. Reading up on the fundamental principles of what you are building an expertise on is a good way to learn more, as well as understand yourself better. Here are some great works that will help you learn more about the art of telling stories with video. MacArthur Genius Award-winning psychologist Angela Duckworth shows how people achieve remarkable things by practising what she calls grit.
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Are you ready to share your message in a way that captivates your audience and grows your brand and your tribe? Are you ready to share stories that are relatable and consistently attract more paying customers and high quality leads? Do you want to craft a message that is super inspiring, impactful and generates more opportunities for you? Do you want to craft a message that is so amazing that it gets you invited to speak at conferences, workshops and seminars? If you answered yes to any these questions than there is one thing that you must become. You need to become a storyteller, however not just any storyteller, you need to become a Master Storyteller. And as a result I have seen my platform and business transform.
A great brand is a story well—told. Whether you're a high school student, intern, CEO, entrepreneur or job-seeker, you need a good brand, especially in this climate. And to develop a good brand, you have to be a great storyteller. Despite what your mother might have told you, we do judge a book by its cover -- and definitely by its first sentence. Make it real, relevant and rich.