Hollywood’s A-list story expert John Truby is showcasing the writers among us who take on the challenge of scripting love stories by hosting a contest and rewarding several winners with hundreds of dollars worth of screenwriting software and research books about writing love stories. Simply follow @TrubyRomance and re-tweet his contest details to enter.
Everyone loves a love story. But this apparently simple tale may be the most difficult form to write well. Love is the only genre where you need not one, but two equally well-defined main characters. It has a plot where surprise must come out of intimacy. And it has a story that should naturally take only ten minutes. But you have to fill two hours and make the audience not only see the love but feel it, want it, demand that it happen. If that isn’t hard enough, your characters must want it, but be afraid of it as well.
John Truby’s love story course explains in detail how the subtle choreography of a true love story works, from the essential story beats to love’s many story forms, from love scenes and dialogue to how to write an enduring love story. Perhaps the most complex of all genres, the love story is as varied as Pretty Woman, Titanic, and the latest version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Some of the key elements that Truby teaches are:
The 12 Love Story Beats
Getting Closer & Coming Apart
Openings, Riffing & Seduction Scenes
Moral Conflict in Love
To enter the contest is easy, using social media platform Twitter, simply follow @TrubyRomance and re-tweet his contest message. You can find John Truby on twitter at @TrubyRomance. You can also find more information at his Facebook page: Truby Love Story.
Truby’s Romance contest is open to all ages and genders, worldwide. If you love love stories, love writing and can re-tweet Truby’s message, you can win!
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