Talking to one of the leading writers on writing is a treat in and of itself. Listen in as Robert McKee shares all his thoughts on what makes a screenplay and a screenwriter great. 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Guest Robert McKee, his background in both theater 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.

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman.