In my opinion, technical & instructional materials are best absorbed with one's eyes from written words. However, if one lacks the time to eyeball the written words, audiobooks might be a decent substitute. I have no time to sit down and read, so I rely on audiobooks.
I was thrilled to find McKee's STORY on audio but disappointed it was an abridged version. If McKee thought a sentence was important enough for his book, then I want to hear it.
I'm just getting into the world of screenwriting. A longtime, established TV director urged me to read McKee, and I'm glad I did. Now, if only someone could take my TV pilot and help me put it into a proper format ... <sigh>
I listened to this on a long car drive and by occasionally rewinding (actually several times so I could really get the point) I understood everything in this audio book. Several times I stopped the car and clipped and notated some points - it was *that* useful.
I loved the examples he used throughout and I especially loved the last 30 mins or so with the steps for writing from the inside out. I listened to that again when I got home.
I can't wait to get started!
This book has made my writing, and my confidence in writing, soar like no other book or teaching has. I cannot recommend it more highly to any screen, theater, or fiction writer.
I'm so glad Mr. McKee performed the audiobook himself. He has a wonderful voice, and it just feels more tangible coming directly from his mouth.
This book affected me deeply. A book for story and a book for life. It will not only help you learn how to develop your story but it will affect your relationships with others. For example, character is shown by what people do when they are under pressure. The principles taught will not only help you develop your story in a compelling way , but help you live your life more fully and more meaningful.
Story reveals the secrets of story writing. Although it is meant for screenwriters, it will enable you to write in other formats as it deeply describes the elements behind all kinds of stories.
Love a good science fiction book!
If you want to understand the structure of a movie this is the first step. A abriged version from the autor of his bestseller so it is fast and fun. If you read it with lot of movies the experience becomes even more fun! I'm watching all the classic movies again just to have a better view of their amazing stories and even more amazing storytellers!
The author explains screen writing concepts with clear examples. Now I know why Nollywood films bore me to death!