Screenwriting Guru Robert McKee Demystifies Character and Structure


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There are countless books, guides, and templates on writing screenplays - but how important are they?

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Guest Robert McKee, his background in both theatre and novels, and the role his books have played in the world of screenwriting.
  • What makes writing exciting.
  • Whether or not there are “rules” to good screenwriting.
  • The principles and forms of writing.
  • The influence of Aristotle on writing today.
  • What truly is a scene, an act, a movement, a season, etc.
  • Discussions of good character development and important principles for the relationship between character and story.
  • The difference between revelation and change, and how the audience’s perception of a character changes as a storyline goes on, rather than the character themselves changing.
  • McKee’s new book that will be coming out soon about the art of writing Action.
  • Why needing advice on a good starting point when building characterization is, frankly, amateur.

Links to Resources:

Robert McKee

Character: The Art of Role and Cast Design for Page, Stage, and Screen

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