Robert McKee teaches the nature of motivation, discussing how much of it writer’s might share with the audience, and how master storytellers employ this key principle.
Robert McKee delivers a mini-lesson on how writers can maximize the purpose of a scene by using it to progress the plots of multiple characters.
Robert McKee teaches the best way to approach the use of exposition when writing a multi-character television pilot.
McKee teaches the importance of listening to your subconscious when writing, and how for talented writers the real story is already written; their job is to get out of its way.
From outline to treatment, from first to final draft, Robert McKee describes the various ways in which screenwriters are rewriting at every stage.
Robert McKee explains how the pursuit of technical perfection can be an invaluable impulse for writers working on projects for which they have no personal passion.
Robert McKee teaches the importance of avoiding cheap devices when seeking to arouse empathy for your protagonist.
Robert McKee reaffirms the difference between fact and truth in storytelling, and teaches how even the most idealistic core meanings can still be true.
Robert McKee teaches the folly of trying to artificially create a style, and how writers can discover their unique way of telling a story.
Robert McKee discusses the creative struggle, how it differs between individuals and groups, and what strategies a writer can employ to create truly innovative work.
Robert McKee teaches the benefits and risks involved in reversing genres to create a unique story.
Robert McKee discusses the romanticism of creativity and teaches how destructive and limiting it can be to a writer’s education.