Dialogue

  • by Robert McKee
  • Narrated by Robert McKee
  • 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The long-awaited follow-up to the perennially best-selling writers' guide Story, from the most sought-after expert in the art of storytelling.
Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international reputation. The list of alumni with Oscars runs off the page. The cornerstone of his program is his singular book, Story, which has defined how we talk about the art of story creation.
Now, in Dialogue, McKee offers the same in-depth analysis for how characters speak on the screen, on the stage, and on the page in believable and engaging ways. From Macbeth to Breaking Bad, McKee deconstructs key scenes to illustrate the strategies and techniques of dialogue.
Dialogue applies a framework of incisive thinking to instruct the prospective writer on how to craft artful, impactful speech. Famous McKee alumni include Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, the writing team for Pixar, and many others.

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Every Writer's Need

Clear, direct, and concise. This is a book every writer should read and have in their personal library. Listening gave an added depth to the book. Overall, simply one of the best and most helpful books on the writing craft I've read.
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- JWBear

An impressive follow-up to McKee's book Story

The book will help you better understand the craft. It inspires to take a deeper look at our own work and work of others.
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- Semyon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-12-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio