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.
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.