Robert McKee explains risk and value in relation to building a scene beat by beat.
When titling your work, name something that’s actually in the story, so that your audience or reader buys a ticket or a copy with an excited sense of what’s to come. You have a choice of three elements: Setting, Character, Theme/Genre.
McKee teaches the importance of listening to your subconscious when writing, and how for talented writers the real story is already written; their job is to get out of its way.
Robert McKee on the folly of following trends, and how writers need to stay true to the story they are trying to tell.
Robert McKee discusses the potential conflicts a character may experience, and the nature of story principles versus rules.
Robert McKee discusses how in spite of the occasional great film (in this case IRON MAN 3) the best writing can now be found on television.
McKee suggests how writers can re-inspire themselves and persevere with their craft in the face of rejection and failure.
McKee discusses how storytellers should approach character arcs and levels of conflict when writing for television.
Robert McKee discusses the difference between ‘fact’ in documentaries and ‘truth’ in fiction, with reference to great works such as EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP and ROGER AND ME.
The chart topping singer/songwriter, author and record label owner discusses his influences, approach to writing and what we can learn from FORREST GUMP.