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In Store Thursday, December 01, 2022 7:00 PM PT

John Truby discusses & signs THE ANATOMY OF GENRES: HOW STORY FORMS EXPLAIN THE WAY THE WORLD WORKS


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Join Barnes & Noble - The Grove at Farmers Market on Thursday, December 1, 2022, as we welcome the founder and director of Truby’s Writers Studio, John Truby, to the store to discuss & sign THE ANATOMY OF GENRES: HOW STORY FORMS EXPLAIN THE WAY THE WORLD WORKS, a guide to understanding the major genres of the story world.

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Books can be purchased at Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market starting Thursday, December 1st at 11:00 am. You are not required to purchase a book to attend this event, but if you'd like to get it signed, you must purchase the book before the start of the event.

    Disclaimer: Limited quantity is available and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Purchase of a ticket guarantees entrance to the event for the discussion and signing. However, this ticket may not necessarily guarantee a seat at the event, as later arrivals may be placed in a line behind the seated audience.

    Guests will be admitted into the event beginning at 6:30 PM the day of the event. Please have your wristband visible for check-in.

    Barnes & Noble may cancel this event at any time with or without notice to the ticket holders.

    Refunds:

    Attendees can receive refunds up to 30 days after their purchase date. You must provide your receipt upon return.

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    ABOUT JOHN TRUBY:

    John Truby is the founder and director of Truby’s Writers Studio. Over the past thirty years, he has taught more than fifty thousand students worldwide, including novelists, screenwriters, and TV writers. Together, these writers have generated more than fifteen billion dollars at the box office.
    Truby has an ongoing program where he works with students who are actively creating shows, movies, and novel series. He regularly applies his genre techniques in story consulting work with major studios including Disney, Sony Pictures, Fox, HBO, the BBC, Canal Plus, Globo, and AMC. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Leslie, and their two cats, Tink and Peanut.

    ABOUT THE ANATOMY OF GENRES: HOW STORY FORMS EXPLAIN THE WAY THE WORLD WORKS:

    Most people think genres are simply categories on Netflix or Amazon that provide a helpful guide to making entertainment choices. Most people are wrong. Genre stories aren’t just a small subset of the films, video games, TV shows, and books that people consume. They are the all-stars of the entertainment world, comprising the vast majority of popular stories worldwide. That’s why businesses—movie studios, production companies, video game studios, and publishing houses—buy and sell them. Writers who want to succeed professionally must write the stories these businesses want to buy. Simply put, the storytelling game is won by mastering the structure of genres.
    The Anatomy of Genres: How Story Forms Explain the Way the World Works is the legendary writing teacher John Truby’s step-by-step guide to understanding and using the basic building blocks of the story world. He details the three ironclad rules of successful genre writing, and analyzes more than a dozen major genres and the essential plot events, or “beats,” that define each of them. As he shows, the ability to combine these beats in the right way is what separates stories that sell from those that don’t. Truby also reveals how a single story can combine elements of different genres, and how the best writers use this technique to craft unforgettable stories that stand out from the crowd.
    Just as Truby’s first book, The Anatomy of Story, changed the way writers develop stories, The Anatomy of Genres will enhance their quality and expand the impact they have on the world.

    Event Location
    The Grove at Farmers Market
    189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    (323) 525-0270
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