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.
Robert teaches how character growth and the discovery of new dimensions is normal during the creative process.
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.