How does the abstract differ from other Objects of Desire?

Robert McKee clarifies the concept of an Object of Desire, the missing element a protagonist seeks to restore balance, and reveals the nuances of this mandatory story component.


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“Be sure not to discuss your hero’s state of mind. Make it clear from his actions.”

– Anton Chekhov Letter to Alexander Chekhov, May 10, 1886

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An Interview with Robert McKee

By StoryLink‘s Debra Eckerling – Aug. 18, 2009

McKee begins this wide-ranging Q&A by discussing the Object of Desire and gives a great summation of how it impacts the story.