Welcome back to The Writer’s Bookshelf, you budding screenwriter you. Oh, wait, you’re not a screenwriter? Hmm. Too bad, because you can learn a lot from this week’s book, Robert McKee’s Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting. But even if you’re not a screenwriter (and if you’ve been following along this series for the last twelve weeks, my guess is that you’re either really bored on a Friday night, or you’re actually a novelist or aspiring novelist who’s desperate for information on how to do this thing right), you can get plenty out of this book because it covers all of the story essentials, but, and here’s the secret sauce, it comes from the voice of the guy who coaches the Oscar winners on how to write good stories.
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· Hardcover: 480 pages
· ISBN-10: 9780060391683
· ISBN-13: 978-0060391683
· Publisher: ReganBooks; Illustrated Edition (November 25, 1997)
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