Robert McKee discusses the romanticism of creativity and teaches how destructive and limiting it can be to a writer’s education.
Robert McKee teaches the key to positioning your audience when combining multiples styles of storytelling, with reference to THE FISHER KING.
Robert McKee teaches the danger of audience empathy for comedic protagonists, and how to avoid it.
Robert McKee explains why anger is the root of all great comedy, and why comedians must be wary of getting too comfortable.
Robert McKee teaches how to handle character dilemma in relation to exposition and what the audience should know.
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.