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The Creation of Characters 1: Introduction/Preview

May 25, 2010

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at Sep 02, 2011 - 5:30 AM
Hi..
burnett: CHARACTERS
at Jun 05, 2011 - 8:23 PM
Quite frankly,one of the major points of Mr. McKee's seminar and book Story I recall when he signed my book at seminar "Tell the truth."
claude: hi
at May 20, 2011 - 5:49 PM
you're right the things you say are interesting but you talk toooooooooooooooooooooooo much and it's a little bit boring.
Mario: Robert McKee's
at Mar 12, 2011 - 8:24 PM
Let Mr. Robert Mckee that his discussion on creation of characters is one lesson I fully understood with my knowledge compare to him actually the same. The understanding of knowing myself......ect. I had learn this lesson on my own. I see it all. The meaning of being successful in this industry is entirely up to me. I want know everthing and know many screenplays I could have finished writing  already instead to lose out in this business. Does inspire not to give up and write those missing film projects. 
ambush305: Title of Desiveno Gause
at Mar 09, 2011 - 7:12 PM
i am a new writer and have people looking at my writes already and they are very amazed at the natural creation,and the discussion of the lesson basically wraps it all up,the instinct to create from within,and needless to say all my creations are of a natural born talent that need guidance and grooming,so I feel very much as if I was being taught personally.other words,he's definitely on the one!
Wes: ...what a way to begin this day
at Feb 02, 2011 - 9:18 AM
...my self will be pondering what I've just experienced all day long, with every experience of others
...thank you!
grahm617 wrote
at Oct 30, 2010 - 3:52 PM
I agree with "cmpaton. I couldn't put my finger on it, but creating characters from a cookie cutter, stereo-typed pint of view was alaways something that bothered. Listening to What McKee said with writing characters from the inside, yes, does require rigorous mental effort. But I prefer that model. I feel freerer to explore someoen from scratch and slowly build from the inside out! I have been doing some exerecises usng this way, and it's been very interesting so far. I feeel like iknow the character whom I am creating.
farhe: Speak the Truth, Bob (!)
at Apr 09, 2010 - 3:33 PM
Let's hope Mr.McKee can inspire everyone to solve the crisis of story he is pleading with us all to overcome.  Integrity, in ourselves and in our characters, is a fine start.  Spread the good word puh-leeze.
cmpaton: The same but different
at Apr 01, 2010 - 3:41 PM
I have always disliked creating character profiles following a template, fill-in-the-blanks. It helps to hear that one does not (and should not) start with a plug-in archetype. I have fallen into this trap before and it gets me nowhere. I like the statement, “Artists create, hacks copy.” However, I am hoping to hear in the next lessons just *how* one goes about creating a character from the inner-self without creating a clone over and over.  Hey, I’m interesting, but since I know myself so well, I’d rather get to know characters that are different from me as well.
right2write: Thought Provoking
at Mar 25, 2010 - 12:19 PM
excellent! has my mind going in overdrive. I like that I can replay over & over. Thank-you.
mysticpamela: More more more!
at Mar 19, 2010 - 6:35 PM
I ate all this up the first night I joined. I WANT MOAR!!
PennyJM: I like this approach.
at Mar 19, 2010 - 1:37 PM
My protagonist is the brave "me". She says and does things I don't dare. Can't wait to see how I turn out!
Amanda: Excellent material
at Mar 15, 2010 - 6:03 PM
This particular segment on character is excellent and inspirational. Just making notes on a first novel and, although knowing I had to begin with creating the leading character, was not certain how to go about it.

Of my three major characters, the protagonist alternates between two of them. One has begun to take on the color of a shadow or even "romantic hero"--which I want to sqelch. I know that I need to settle on the protagonist before moving on into the story. I'm expecting that following the material in this lesson will make clear which character has the most complexity and strongest desire.

Thank you.
screamingpanda: Character and Environment
at Mar 14, 2010 - 3:53 PM
I love this approach and find it to be very challenging. It's a great reminder because it shows the true north of a character's self from which nearly all the major life decisions stem. Somehow, having the characters home, work, and the story's genre and setting in perspective can be helpful once the emotional self and soul of the character start to take shape. Yet it can be tempting to go world-building and decorating without getting at the core life force of the story.
at Mar 14, 2010 - 5:00 AM
This is Bob McKee at his best and the reason he is the best. Insightful, inspiring, translucently clear, his integrity puts him at the top of the A-list. StoryLogue will run and run ...
E.V. Leigh, London

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