I’m reading Robert McKee’s book Story.  And so this headline caught my attention:

Screenwriting guru McKee says Hollywood is finished

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“Writers love the idea they’re free. But wanting to be free is one of the stupidest ideas an artist can have.” 

Writers, he told the audience, need to dig into their own past and knowledge, spend time reading and researching, and put down everything they feel, think and discover on paper.

“Daydreaming is not research. Taking a walk along the river to be creative is s….” he said. “The idea that writing is a creative process is mythical. Writers who take the time to research see the story almost writes itself.”