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People are Discovering People, and it's a Revelation: An Interview with Robert McKee

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Robert McKee is not an anthropologist. He’s definitely not a guru. But the legendary writing instructor is eager for his students to fully understand story form. The author of the craft books Story and Dialogue is returning to Boston this September with his famous “STORY” seminar (9/21-9/23)

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Interviews

When Stumbling on a Book Can Change Your LIfe

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By Katrin Schumann

Do you ever really struggle to find just the right book to fit your mood? When I’m deeply embroiled in my own writing, I get particularly fussy about my reading material. I want to be inspired and energized—I really don’t want to think: How the hell did THIS get published?

So when I find a book that grabs me and won’t let go, I’m filled with pure delight and gratitude

Katrin Schumann

Books & Reading Craft Advice The Writing Life

Hunker Down and Write!

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By Katrin Schumann

I've had a hard time writing these last few months, and yet I've written a lot. Many writers and artists are wondering "What's the point?"-- and I've fallen into that trap many a day. Who cares about my little imaginary drama when real life dramas are playing out in such astonishing ways? 

When there's political and cultural upheaval, some artists are galvanized, and some are overwhelmed.

Katrin Schumann

Spring Term Announced!

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They're here! Spring multi-weeks are now live! Reserve your spot now and make a long-term commitment to your writing in the new year. See our new options here

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Grub News

Eliminate On-the-Nose Dialogue in Two Steps

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Screenwriters, have you ever received negative feedback on your dialogue? It’s probably because the lines were too “on-the-nose,” lacking the subtext they need to sound natural.

On-the-nose dialogue is one of the quickest ways to turn a reader off your script, and so in this post I’m going to show you the single best way to eliminate it in two simple steps.

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Craft Advice