Robert McKee teaches the difference between using set-ups in comedy and drama, with reference to Konstantin Stanislavski.
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.
Robert McKee teaches the difference between mixing and merging genres, and the importance of a writer’s judgement.
Robert McKee explains why it’s imperative writers work within a genre they love.
Robert McKee teaches how writers should deal with inner conflict when writing for the theater, novels or film.
Robert McKee explains the difficulties of writing treatments, how much freedom writers actually have, and when you should think about subtext.
Robert McKee explains how to learn, and sometimes break, the conventions of your chosen genre.
Robert McKee explains the purpose of subtext, and the difference between manipulation and tactics.
Robert McKee teaches the dangers of banality, and how moments with no meaning risk undermining your story.
Robert McKee teaches the difference between minor, moderate and major change in story, and how the principle applies to each medium.
Robert McKee teaches how writers can use the principle of character dimensions to create contradictions and flaws.