Robert McKee explains the difficulties of writing treatments, how much freedom writers actually have and when you should think about subtext.
Robert McKee teaches the different dimensional requirements of Crime / Thriller protagonists, with reference to SHERLOCK HOLMES and MR BROOKS.
Robert McKee discusses the difficulties of producing truly excellent writing and the history of this common problem.
Robert McKee teaches how “impossible” stories aren’t necessarily “unbelievable”.
Robert McKee teaches the benefits and pitfalls of delaying your Inciting Incident, with reference to KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and THE SIXTH SENSE.
McKee discusses the benefits of planning your story and the dangers of “the Vesuvius school of writing”.
Robert McKee explains how poorly handled exposition can lead to ineffective dialogue.
Robert McKee teaches the importance of expressing your view of how and why life changes, within your story.
Robert McKee discusses the time involved in mastering the craft, and how a writer should be pragmatic when assessing their career trajectory.
How do you picture success as a writer? Whether you’re already writing an acceptance speech, or simply dreaming of seeing your work produced or published, new writers rarely consider the realities of achieving success.
Robert McKee explains the difference between lecturing your audience and creating a meaningful work of art.
Robert McKee teaches the difference between mood and emotion, and which is more important in the telling of a story.