Pixar movies will always turn me into a wide-eyed, emotional little girl. Who hasn't become teary-eyed in at least one of the movies? I was a mess during Toy Story 3 and UP.
So when I found this list of Pixar's 22 Rules for Story Telling, I knew I had to share.
-What is your character good at, comfortable with? Throw the polar opposite at them. Challenge them. How do they deal?
-Give your characters opinions. Passive/malleable might seem likeable to you as you write but it's poison for the audience.
Tonight, my sister and I had (too much) pizza and champagne, popped in a classic movie, and became children again for a couple of hours.
That's what the best stories offer, right? Escape. Even into your old self.
If you're interested in the complete list, it's here!