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Truby's Blockbuster 6.0

Postby Loretta Green » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:01 am

Has anyone used Truby's Blockbuster 6.0 for mac to write anything other than scripts? I was just wondering if it is based on his book, The Anatomy of Story, which I love and if I could use it to write novels? If you have used it, what was your experience? It's pretty expensive, I wish they had a free demo. Anyway thanks,
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Re: Truby's Blockbuster 6.0

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Re: Truby's Blockbuster 6.0

Postby James A. Ritchie » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:17 pm

Just my opinion, but I know something about John Truby, and I don't think he's ever written a novel. He knows quite a bit about story, but screenwriting is not novel writing, and I'd never try to write a novel based on advice from someone who's never written one. And I guarantee that no software can teach you how to write. This software is really no different than about two dozen other programs, and I haven't seen any of them work for anyone.

I'd listen carefully to Truby's advice about writing a screenplay, though I wouldn't follow every word of it automatically, but you don't need his software to get his advice. And I don't think you can really use it to write a novel. It's not set up that way. I'm not sure how it would help, even if you could use it.

What do you use for writing a novel now?

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Re: Truby's Blockbuster 6.0

Postby MookyMcD » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:24 pm

I've read a lot of author interviews. I swear, the Paris Review's How I write series is a freaking opiate. I can't think of a single significant writer who uses something other than pen/pencil and paper, typewriter, or computer. And by computer, I mean wordprocessor, not some program built to help people write novels.

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Re: Truby's Blockbuster 6.0

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Re: Truby's Blockbuster 6.0

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Re: Truby's Blockbuster 6.0

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