Robert McKee continues with Part 5

posted Apr 14, 2019, 10:31 AM by David Alan Binder

Robert McKee continues with Part 5

 

This was emailed to me by Robert McKee.  He teaches story, I listen.

 

 

“The Story of a Writer: Part 5

Of all the turning points you will experience in your quest as a writer, one stands out on the road map toward true meaning: the Climax.

Without your Climax, you have no story.

In Aristotle's words, an ending must be both "Inevitable and unexpected." Unexpected in the sense that as your Inciting Incident occurred, anything and everything as a writer seemed possible. Inevitable in that at Climax, as you look back through your journey, it should seem that the route you chose was the only path.

It need not be full of noise and violence,

rather, it should be full of meaning.

 

In storytelling, meaning produces emotion. Not money, not awards, not movie stars or lush photography.

This is your journey. You are writer and protagonist. You must both chart and ultimately walk your course.

Choose one that has meaning.”

 

 

 

Let me know what you think, David Alan Binder

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