Set Your Story In A Small Little World

Robert McKee was not referring to Toy Story 3 when he said this. Yet it does apply to that movie in the same way it does to War and Peace.

Enjoy these five minutes of observations on why your story’s setting must be limited and specific.

“The desire to be free as an artist is one of the most suicidal notions you can have.” This is probably my favorite quote from this video. Every day I see the ignorant reluctance of wannabe screenwriters to embrace principles of story structure.

In this case McKee talks about setting.

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Karel FG Segers

Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplayat age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in international acquisition, development and production. He co-wrote Danger Close, the biggest budget Australian film of the decade, and has trained and consulted all over the world, including award-winners and Academy Award nominees. Karel ranks among the most influential people for screenwriting on social media, and speaks a handful of European languages, which he is still trying to find a use for in his present hometown of Sydney, Australia

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