A while ago, I blogged about Julie Cohen's session at the York Festival of Writing about using Pixar films to help story structure.
Today, on Facebook, a friend shared this link to more Pixar wisdom on storytelling.
The 'rules' are well worth looking at. As anyone who's watched Wall-E, Up, Cars, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, knows (I could go on, there are loads more) they are brilliant visual stories, full of action, (Cars?) get you all emotional (the opening of Up?) and get us rooting for the characters (Wall-E and Eeee-Va).
Everything our writing should have in fact... It's worked for Pixar - will it work for me and you?
Don't know - but I'm off to memorize them all!