This book is a guide to writing screenplays, and covers the principles of structure, style, and substance. It is aimed at both beginner and experienced writers, and includes information on how to create believable characters, develop story arcs, write dialogue etc. The author Robert McKee is an accomplished screenwriter himself, and has taught screenplay writing for over 25 years.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone interested in writing screenplays, from beginner to experienced writers. It covers the basics of structure, style and substance, and provides information on how to create believable characters and write effective dialogue.
- The book is thorough in its exploration of the various principles of screenwriting.
- It is written by an experienced and successful screenwriter, which lends authority to the advice given.
- The book is aimed at both beginner and experienced writers, making it a valuable resource for all.
- The author’s background is in screenwriting, which may not make him the best authority on writing novels or non-fiction
- The book can be dense and difficult to read for beginner writers
- Some of the principles discussed may be specific to screenplay writing and not relevant to other forms of fiction
Learn more about the author
Robert McKee is an acclaimed screenwriter and instructor, having taught screenplay writing for over 25 years. In this book, he shares his expertise in the principles of structure, style and substance – invaluable information for beginner and experienced writers alike.
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