Pixar Story Rules

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 8 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

In an effort to improve my story telling, I’m leaving this link here as a reference for my future self. I’m a big fan of #19: Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.

I’ve always hated stories that fall back on deus ex machina1. I don’t want to write like that. There’s also come really good stuff in hear that I want to try out.

via Kottke

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  1. god from the machine