I’m sure it comes as no surprise to anyone in NIP–Austin that I believe the principles of storytelling as taught by John Truby apply to both films and novels. It’s all about structure, and while the medium presents different challenges, the ultimate goal is the same, and structure is a transcendent concept.
Whether you agree with that or not, an article by John Truby might be of interest because it relates to the latest film by Richard Linklater, an Austin favorite son if there ever was one. If you’re a particular fan of Linklater’s, I hope you won’t mind Truby’s criticisms of the film, but my purpose is to highlight the topics of non-linear storytelling and the importance of effective dialogue for discussion as time permits in future Roundtable meetings.
Here’s the link to: How Branching Structure Affects the Story in Everybody Wants Some.