Pixar story help.
I woke up today and determined to write a blog post. Unfortunately, this isn’t what I planned on writing.
Here’s a list of about 22 tips that writers can use for writing from Pixar. I think my favorite is 19:
#19: Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.
#9: When you’re stuck, make a list of what WOULDN’T happen next. Lots of times the material to get you unstuck will show up.
#19 is a pit many authors fall into. Coincidences to get characters out of issues are vile core of deus ex machina and even the most uneducated of any audience recoils at them instinctively.
Thank you so much for linking to this; it’s immensely helpful.