Robert McKee outlines one of the most important questions a writer must answer before beginning a new story.


Quotes of the Week

“The real writer, the fellow who sends planets spinning and models a man asleep and eagerly tampers with the sleeper’s rib, that kind of author has no given values at his disposal: he must create them himself. The art of writing is a very futile business if it does not imply first of all the art of seeing the world as the potentiality of fiction. The material of this world may be real enough (as far as reality goes) but it does not exist at all as an accepted entirety: it is chaos, and to this chaos the author says “go!” allowing the world to flicker and to fuse.”

– Vladimir Nabokov


“One of the ways to reincarnate is to tell your story.”

– Spalding Gray