“Lean back and ask: ‘What would it be like to live my character’s life hour by hour, day by day?’ While memory views whole chunks of life, imagination takes fragments, slivers of dream and chips of experience that seem unrelated, then finds hidden connections and merges them into a whole.”
— Robert McKee, screenwriting teacher and author of Story
(photo: The Bovine Bibiliophile, at The Bookstore, Dillon, MT)
cj Sez: I attended Mr McKee’s “Story” screenwriting class in San Francisco several years back. Steered me down a wonderful path for showing not telling in my novel writing.
Oh, I bet — I have heard his classes are demanding but so helpful!