Robert McKee discusses how to balance your time between writing and research, and being wary of using research as procrastination.
Knowing your climax can help create well structured long-form writing such as BREAKING BAD.
Robert McKee on how to deal with dialogue when planning out your story beats and turning points in a treatment.
What are the most common misunderstandings first-time screenwriters have about screenplays?
McKee discusses the conventions of the Love Story and its similarities and differences with the Buddy Salvation story.
From GET OUT to IT, cinema is experiencing a resurgence of Horror…
To McKee, stories—and sharing how to tell them well—are as essential as breathing. “I will do this as long as I can speak. If I had a religion, it would be art in general and storytelling in particular.”
Myth versus fiction. GAME OF THRONES merges these political extremes into one ingeniously massive yarn.
Robert McKee discusses how to use subplots to enhance the pacing of your story.
ATOMIC BLONDE bombs for many reasons, but the ABCs are: (A) a false financial premise, (B) a catalogue of clichés, and (C) inept execution of genre convention.
From its screenplay through its casting and on out to its camera work, this bare-knuckled psycho-thriller employs compelling counterpoint techniques to sharpen both meaning and emotion.
Robert McKee discusses the dreaded phenomenon of writer’s block and suggests some strategies for overcoming it.