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There are some rules to storytelling

Pixar’s 22 rules of Storytelling

First published by the Huffington Post

I believe that following the rules of writing too closely tends to stifle creativity and sometimes paints the writer into a box. But there are some universal truths to storytelling that all writers should follow to create that viral story.

Pixar Studios, creators of  Toy Story 3A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc.Finding Nemo, The IncrediblesCars, Ratatouille, and a slew other successful animated movies, has 22 rules of successful storytelling that resonate with awesome storytelling.  Graphic artist, Emma Coats brought those rules to life in a stunning infographic.

Pixar rules of storytelling