Nowadays I keep McKee’s story at my bedside as i struggle to complete a fifty word manuscript
for the NaNoWrMo challenge.The book is almost sixteen years old but it still is a compelling read. I went in to attend the seminar in Hyderabad.and we were all almost hypnotised by this man with silver hair and immaculately dressed who was just so commanding.
At present I am struggling with the notion of :beat”, act and scene design and how to create a crisis and a resolution.
Then there are the digital story telling websites declaring this as the story telling genre of the twenty first century.
Then there are corporate gurus telling us that great businesses tell great stories.
Is story telling changing? Is the authority slipping away from publishers, magazines and slipping into the hands of writers because you can now publish and hope to be read even if no literary agent will support you.