Robert McKee explains why a surprise ending is less satisfying, and how a great turning point can provide insight.


Quotes of the Week

“It’s really irritating when you open a book, and 10 pages into it you know that the hero you met on page one or two is gonna come through unscathed, because he’s the hero. This is completely unreal, and I don’t like it.”

– George R. R. Martin


“Character is plot, plot is character.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald


“Story is honorable and trustworthy; plot is shifty, and best kept under house arrest.”

– Stephen King