Tag Archives: Robert McKee

The Odyssey odyssey, part 26

Here’s the latest installment of the spine-chilling tale of the creation and production of my 1990s TV series The Odyssey. If you want to start at the beginning, go here. Otherwise, read on! And if you have questions or observations, … Continue reading

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the science of story

The writer receives the commandment: “Know thy genre.” According to Robert McKee, it’s not possible to do a competent job of writing a screenplay (or, I would suppose, any other kind of dramatic work) without a deep understanding of the … Continue reading

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know thy genre—if you can

One of my ongoing avenues of research and thought is the topic of genre. I got into this topic as a result of reading Robert McKee’s book Story, in which he stresses the need for a writer to know the … Continue reading

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Story by Robert McKee

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you’re a writer of drama or fiction, you need to master these rules before you consider breaking them. I knew from … Continue reading

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