John Truby

TV Drama Structure: Why TV Is the Future, and How to Write for It

Screenwriting teacher and story coach John Truby explains why Television is the best game in town for writers and what special story requirement the medium requires. Every writer who dreams of working professionally in the worldwide entertainment business should be interested in writing for television. Why? The best writing in America is done on TV. Writers Read MoreRead More

The Thriller

by John Truby The Thriller is one of Hollywood’s most popular forms because it combines the criminality and surprise of the detective form with the danger and pressure of horror. A good thriller puts the hero in danger early and never lets up. While the thriller usually involves a main character trying to find a Read MoreRead More

Writing the Action Script

by John Truby With a good Action script you can write your own ticket. But Action is the most deceptively challenging genre in Hollywood. What may seem simple and straightforward on the movie screen actually requires careful planning and extremely creative solutions from the screenwriter. Action films are deceptive in a number of ways. Many Read MoreRead More