From Robert McKee the second part…

posted Mar 19, 2019, 8:29 PM by David Alan Binder

From Robert McKee the second part…

 

This entire content created and emailed to me by Robert McKee:

“The Story of a Writer: Part 2

How do you picture success as a writer? To many it's a familiar destination; the publishing deal, the movie on the big screen, the syndicated series, the number one bestseller...the red carpet appearance.

The energy of your desire to achieve your writing goal shapes the path you will travel.


Story isn't a flight from reality but a vehicle that carries us on our search for truth, our best effort to make sense out of the anarchy of existence.

Flawed and false storytelling substitute spectacle for substance, trickery for truth. Weak stories desperate to hold audience attention, degenerate into multi-million dollar razzle dazzle demo reels.

What is the Spine of your story?


'Good story' means something worth telling that the world wants to hear. Finding this is your lonely task. But the love of a good story, of terrific characters and a world driven by your passion, courage, and creative gifts is still not enough.

Your goal must be a good story well-told.

 

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