McKee explains the process writers should go through in order to write characters fundamentally different from themselves.
Robert explains why a conscience can hold your Thriller antagonist back, and how the perfect villains often only care for themselves.
Robert McKee details the key difference between the Thriller and Horror genres.
Robert McKee teaches the principles writers need to consider when beginning a crime story, and just how complex the genre can become when plotting clues.
Robert explains why it’s not unusual for writers to revise and change key elements of their stories during the writing process.
Robert teaches how writers must choose wisely when deciding whether to make payoffs expositional, emotional, or both.
Robert McKee explains how skilled writers can draw upon a deep knowledge of storytelling tradition in order to create a unique tale.
Robert McKee teaches how the revelation of secrets can be used to drive your story towards a powerful climax.
McKee teaches how the relative complexity of characters affects the audience, and the strategies a writer can use to ensure empathy is not pulled away from the protagonist.
Robert answers an attendee’s question about whether it is acceptable to leave some of your protagonist’s struggles unresolved at climax.
Robert answers an attendee’s question about how to reach an understanding of the true nature of a character before revealing it to the audience.
Robert McKee shares insight into how to develop your characters through the use of dimensions and contradictions within your cast.