Tags » John Truby

Maddie Dawson goes to writing class

The Fairfield Writer’s Blog is pleased to welcome back novelist Maddie Dawson—author most recently of The Opposite of Maybe, published by Broadway Books in April 2014—as a guest poster. 1,333 more words

Writing Process

The Denouement - Wrapping Up Loose Ends

A novel’s plot structure, in its simplest outline, consists of an inciting incident, rising action, a climax, and the denouement also called the conclusion or resolution. 875 more words

John Truby

How to Write a Story


Comedy of beliefs
an entire society rests on the notion of
belief in what we are not

the hero wants a thing, takes action to get it… 150 more words

Quick Exercise, Reverse Engineered

This post will be very brief.  I just wanted to share with you an exercise – more of a list – that I came up with and have been practicing with in my writing lately in case any of you – like me – have been suffering from some writer’s block. 463 more words

Using principles of linear programming to shape story

Story is demanding – and it should be.  Story should demand things from its author and also from its audience.  Stories that challenge their authors and audiences can change our reality – and… 804 more words