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Every review is nice to get, but some feel even more special than others. Last week, I got a very special one.

In the acknowledgement of Officier in Afghanistan and in a blog, I have made no secret of my admiration for Robert McKee. He is a writing teacher who can truly be called a guru. Therefore it was wonderful to be recommended in his weekly newsletter:


What Writers are Saying about Robert McKee:

[…] ‘a great read’ is hard work, but can definitely be learned. For me, two books and a course were crucial in this learning process. The course is the famous (or better: infamous) Robert McKee seminar, the Hollywood script doctor. […] In his seminar he teaches a whole life of writing experience in four days.”

“[…] Robert McKee who has taught me during his seminar to use subtext and who is able to clearly express and analyse what makes a really good story. Every time I got stuck and thought: why doesn’t this chapter work, I only had to do a value change analysis to understand what was missing.”


Esmeralda Kleinreesink Author (Officier in Afghanistan)

To visit Esmeralda Kleinreesink’s website (English blogs),

click here

Please note that the book is written in Dutch; an English version should be available eventually; in the meanwhile, you can download sample translations in English for free here

Autographed copies available (Dutch only)


The entire newletter can be read here

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