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Pixar's 22 Rules For Telling A Great Story

#16: What are the stakes? Give us reason to root for the character. What happens if they don't succeed? Stack the odds against. 22 Rules to Phenomenal #Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules For Telling A Great Story

#1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes 22 Rules to Phenomenal #Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules For Telling A Great Story

#21: You gotta identify with your situation/characters, can't just write ‘cool'. What would make YOU act that way? 22 Rules to Phenomenal #Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules For Telling A Great Story

#4: Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___. 22 Rules to Phenomenal #Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules For Telling A Great Story

#22: What's the essence of your story? Most economical telling of it? If you know that, you can build out from there. 22 Rules to Phenomenal #Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules For Telling A Great Story

#13: Give your characters opinions. Passive/malleable might seem likable to you as you write, but it's poison to the audience. 22 Rules to Phenomenal #Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules For Telling A Great Story

#6: What is your character good at, comfortable with? Throw the polar opposite at them. Challenge them. How do they deal? 22 Rules to Phenomenal #Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules For Telling A Great Story

#17: No work is ever wasted. If it's not working, let go and move on - it'll come back around to be useful later. 22 Rules to Phenomenal #Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules For Telling A Great Story

#19: Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating. 22 Rules to Phenomenal #Storytelling