Category Archives: Robert McKee

The Joy of Having Written

I finished editing the final six chapters on AURUM today.  I’m done.  Finished, Finito. This is my fourth completed novel.  The joy and lightness of spirit that comes with having written is a high I’ve now experienced four times, but … Continue reading

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Turning Points

As I mentioned earlier, I attended a Robert McKee ‘Story’ seminar this month.  Although his focus was geared toward screen writers, many of his ideas work for the novelist as well.  Fundamentally, McKee insists that every story is a series of choices … Continue reading

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Subtext: It’s Always There

I’m back from Los Angeles, where I spent four intensive days in a Robert McKee ‘Story’ seminar.  Even though I’ve read his book (twice), the live lecture shook loose some new-to-me concepts which I plan to incorporate into my current … Continue reading

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