informative, insightful, leading
It was a conversational tone, which was like talking to the teacher.....
The audiobook was purchase in addition to the regular book because it was affordable, the book is clear and open as far as the writing technique is concerned. I think it wood be a great addition to any library
The information is fantastic but, Robert McKee's reading voice is a bit of a snooze. I found myself easily distracted like I was in an Earth Science lecture during my freshman year of college.
For my convenience I own both audio & kindle versions of this book. For me they fill different functions. I don' t think either is better, it's really a matter of the reader's needs & preference. However, I find that the audio version of the book allows more versatility & flexibility than the kindle version. For example, I can listen as I drive or do dishes, an impossibility with any version I'd have to read myself.
The generous amount of usable information the author shared.
Hearing the book read by the author Robert McKee, is literally getting the story directly from the source exactly as he intended it should be provided for his audience.
I think I will apply the solutions Mr. McKee shared in the section entitled "Problems & Solutions."
If you are serious about writing, this is a book you'll want among your reference books.
This book is not only insightful, but a very entertaining read. It has all the elements of what would be a truly great novel, even though it is dealing with cold hard facts. Any novelist, playwright, or potential screenwriter will benefit from Mr McKee's work. To sum up: my POV (deep breath, sigh of appreciation) "Wow."
The author explains screen writing concepts with clear examples. Now I know why Nollywood films bore me to death!
This audiobook would have gotten a perfect score had it not been for the fact that it's not the entire book!
Remember that he is just a teacher, take and leave some of the things he says. Its a great read and will set you on the right path, but this is not the gospel and shouldn't be taken as such. You should listen to Scriptnotes podcast as well, they are actually in the business, not just write about being in it.
Good ideas here. Sound quality is good. McKee reads the material himself. I've listened to it a few times and pick up new things with each listen. Highly recommended.
It wasn't a story per se, but I liked how the author moved from the general to the specific, from exploring *why* stories happen to *how* stories happen.
Echoing other writing books, McKee drives home the fact that the human need for an emotional experience and connection is at the center of storytelling.
I thoroughly enjoyed his characterization of the audience as savvy. So many technical aspects of plot and character flow from it. His analysis of one of the final scenes from Chinatown was brilliant.
It made me buy the hardback! I never buy paper!
Highly recommended, for storytellers of any variety.