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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mario Piumetti is a freelance writer of science fiction, horror, screenplays, and nonfiction. He has a bachelor's degree in English from California Lutheran University and an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University. An avid music lover, his work is heavily influenced by rock, punk, and metal. You can contact him at mario.piumetti.writer@gmail.com.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Truby's Plot: This is the End

I've decided to put the Truby's Plot series to death, mostly because I've lost interest in perpetuating it.  In spite of what Truby says in The Anatomy of Story, I've been finding his method highly formulaic and static.

I still agree that the seven basic steps are necessary in just about every good story, and I'm glad to have discussed them here for you, but the rest feel as optional as condiments.  I hope it's been helpful for writers and Full Metal Jacket fans alike.

However, if you still feel that you might have something to gain from Truby, you can find it through Amazon.  It's kind of pricy; I don't remember it being in the $60 range when I got it in college, but that was quite a while ago.  Still a worthy tome, I've held on to mine even after the spine's broken.

1 comment:

  1. Well poop. I've only now found your website. I completely agree with your assessment of it all being too formulaic but I was enjoying following the thread of breadcrumbs on the subject.