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Adam Schoales is a filmmaking, video editing, acting, graphic designing, music loving, freelance working, iPod sporting, tech-geek, student currently residing in Toronto, Ontario.

22 Rules of Storytelling Courtesy of Pixar

Pixar staffer Emma Coats tweeted out 22 rules of storytelling she has learned since working with the greatest group of storytellers our generation has ever seen.

#2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different.

#5: Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free.

#8: Finish your story, let go even if it’s not perfect. In an ideal world you have both, but move on. Do better next time.

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

#19: Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating. (Ed. Looking at you medical dramas)

A must read.

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