The New Definition of Dialogue by Robert McKee

A free sample from Robert McKee's first online course on Dialogue for Page, Stage, and Screen

Have you ever wondered what the secret is to succeeding as a screenwriter, playwright, or author?

For thousands of writers, that "secret" was one of Robert McKee's popular writing workshops.

Robert McKee’s workshops have earned him an international reputation and a list of alumni writers with Oscars that runs off the page. Well-known students include Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Geoffrey Rush, Quincy Jones, Paul Haggis, the founders and the writing team of Pixar, to name only a few.

And for the first time, McKee is making one of his programs available as a digital course. In this free sample from Robert's first extensive online course on Dialogue, you’ll get an introduction to writing memorable, award-winning dialogue for the screen, stage, and page.

About Robert McKee

ROBERT McKEE, a Fulbright Scholar, is the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world. The best-selling author of an award winning book, STORY and DIALOGUE: THE ART OF VERBAL ACTION FOR PAGE, STAGE, AND SCREEN, McKee occupies a unique crossroads in modern media storytelling. His teachings have spread beyond the screen and stage to influence all story forms. Writers, producers, directors, media professionals, and business leaders from the world over read McKee and attend his sold-out international seminars for an exclusive deep dive into the narrative potential of their material.

This course is not open for enrollment.

"McKee's DIALOGUE is a mother lode of insight and inspiration for any writer. His teachings have changed my career and changed my life. Robert McKee is in a category of one."

- Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The Legend of Baggar Vance, The War of Art, and Gates of Fire

"McKee teaches what is not yet taught. He shines his unwavering analytical light on the structure and invisible substructure of dialogue. He takes a craft that is often considered instinctual or magical and reveals its chemical secrets."

- Terry Johnson, writer/director, winner of the Olivier Award, Critics' Circle Theater Award, WGA, and BAFTA

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the free sample of this course start and finish?
Your free sample has no expiration date. It is a completely self-paced sample of Robert McKee's full online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will get lifetime access to this course. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How can I learn more about the full course?
Learn more about Robert McKee's first online course on DIALOGUE at

Here's a sneak peak of the full online course....

Your free sample will instantly unlock access to the first few lessons.

This course is not open for enrollment.