Robert McKee teaches the different ways a writer can use conflict to either complicate the life of their protagonist, or create a truly complex story.
Robert McKee discusses how to balance your time between writing and research, and being wary of using research as procrastination.
Robert McKee teaches the definition of “truth” in story, and the importance of expressing your view of how and why life changes.
Robert McKee explains one of his central story principles: The Gap.
Robert McKee teaches the place of story, and the nature of truth, within the wider pursuit of what it means to be to be a human being.
Robert McKee discusses why writers might choose to include or exclude a key scene from a story, and the possible effect on the audience.
Robert McKee teaches the dangers of attempting to write a script before your story is ready.
Robert McKee teaches the principle of character dimensions and how to develop them in your cast.
Robert McKee teaches the principles involved in crafting a TV pilot that will hook and hold the interest of your audience.
Robert McKee outlines how far in advance a writer might plan their long-form story arc.
Robert McKee teaches some of the key differences between writing stories for film versus television, and what questions a writer must ask themselves.
Robert McKee discusses the pros and cons of straightforward, ironic, ambiguous and open endings.