Can One Scene Turn Multiple Plots?

Robert McKee delivers a mini-lesson on how writers can maximize the purpose of a scene by using it to progress the plots of multiple characters.

At What Stage Should You Rewrite?

From outline to treatment, from first to final draft, Robert McKee describes the various ways in which screenwriters are rewriting at every stage.

Writing with Passion

Robert McKee explains how the pursuit of technical perfection can be an invaluable impulse for writers working on projects for which they have no personal passion.

Truth and Idealism in Story

Robert McKee reaffirms the difference between fact and truth in storytelling, and teaches how even the most idealistic core meanings can still be true.

Finding Your Voice

Robert McKee teaches the folly of trying to artificially create a style, and how writers can discover their unique way of telling a story.

Creativity vs. Innovation

Robert McKee discusses the creative struggle, how it differs between individuals and groups, and what strategies a writer can employ to create truly innovative work.

Why Quality Writing Is Rare

Robert McKee addresses a common complaint about Oscar-nominated screenplays, and discusses the relative scarcity of works of supreme quality.