I’m really looking forward to going to Robert McKee’s Story Seminar in New York. I’ve read his book a few times and found it really useful not only terms of composition, but also in teaching fiction and literature. Writing is madness; McKee offers something like a method. And though many will say that great writing can never come out of formula, such an insight comes after the fact. I’ll let talent speak for talent. For me, there is only work and that is enough.
I’ll be sure to share the experience on this site and put together a thoughtful review when I am finished. For those of you who don’t know who Robert McKee is, the movie Adaptation has an adaptation of one of his lectures.
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