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A creative writing lesson from the ‘God of Story’

Robert McKee, has taught creative writing for 30 years. His seminars have attracted more than 60 Oscar winners, but are treated with suspicion by many novelists – including Tim Lott. Can he be won over?<p>One of the main differences between humans and animals is that we compulsively tell stories – to …

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Legendary Screenwriting Guru Robert McKee On Creating Incredible Dialogue

The author of screenwriting bible, Story, returns with a tome devoted to Dialogue, and reams of advice for aspiring writers.<p>Look on the coffee-stained, Post-it strewn desk of most aspiring screenwriters and you’re bound to find the same mighty tome. Robert McKee’s <i>Story</i> has been hailed like ancient …

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The Undisputed Key Secret to Becoming a Great Writer

I've been trying to balance my writing schedule with my job, taking care of my family, and all of my other responsibilities. I've been failing.<p>During these past few weeks, I wrote almost every single day, but nothing seemed to come out right. Nothing I wrote was worth publishing.<p>I was losing it. It …

The 10 Most Common Reasons Why Scripts Are Rejected

<i>This blog post originally appeared on Film Independent’s</i> <i>blog</i> <i>and appears here with the permission of the author.</i><p>Whenever a script is submitted in the …

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