The Set-Up in Comedy

Robert McKee teaches the difference between using set-ups in comedy and drama, with reference to Konstantin Stanislavski.

Where Do I Start as a Beginner?

Robert McKee explores a number of different approaches to starting the writing process, how to approach studying, and the importance of learning the principles of story.

Nothing Moves Forward Except Through Conflict

Robert McKee explains why conflict is the heart of story.   Quotes of the Week “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon...

Scenes vs. Sequences

Robert McKee teaches the difference between minor, moderate and major change in story, and how the principle applies to each medium.

COVID-19 and Your Crisis Decision:
In these challenging times, Robert McKee has decided to bring his teaching to you. Will you join us online?