Pixar Story Rules

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 12 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 It might be outdated.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

  1. god from the machine