I spent the majority of last week attending the McKee Story Seminar at the Minnesota History Center. Terrific experience.
If you're serious about writing good stories, I say:
1.) Buy Story by Robert McKee (if you click this Amazon link and buy it, you'll put a little tip in my tip jar...that'd be nice)
2.) Find a way to get to one of these seminars
But I'm very tired. Wednesday thru Friday were solid lecture from 9AM to 7PM, and Saturday was 9AM to 5PM, and consisted of a six-hour, scene-by-scene analysis of Casablanca. Sounds torturous, but it was extremely enlightening.
Buy Story by Robert McKee (amazon.com)