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.”
Robert McKee discusses how to use subplots to enhance the pacing of your story.
Robert McKee discusses the dreaded phenomenon of writer’s block and suggests some strategies for overcoming it.
Robert McKee explains how giving your character a choice is a crucial component of creating compelling drama.
Robert McKee recounts the true story of when he visited Paddy Chayefsky’s writing room.
Robert McKee explains why sooner or later you’re going to need to grasp your story’s controlling idea.