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.
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 necessity of “staying hungry” as a writer, and discusses the dangers of being too comfortable.
Robert McKee teaches how to work out the Negation of the Negation from your story’s core value.
Robert McKee teaches the function of a Controlling Idea, and the writer’s task of communicating meaning through the climax of your story.
Robert McKee explains risk and value in relation to building a scene beat by beat.