22 Golden Rules of Telling a Successful Story According to Pixar Animation

Pixar Animation Studios have done a lot of work that has been in our hearts since the first Toy Story movie, and perhaps changed the view of a big generation to animation films. They explained the story formula underlying these achievements with 22 items.
1) If you want to create a loved character, it will be more effective if the character tries hard rather than succeed.

2) If you are an audience, choose to tell the story you will love, as a writer, to tell the story you will love. sometimes there is an incredible difference between the two.

3) It may not be possible to find a particular theme you need before the story ends. when it is over, you have to rewrite it for this.

4) There was once _____. every day, he would _______. one day was _______. That's why _______. and again, ________. and finally ________.
5) Simplify. Focus. combine the characters. bypass road separations. you will feel like you are losing your precious work, but they will set you free.

6) If the character you have is good and comfortable, put the opposite of them in order to fight. Let's see how they deal with it.

7) Write the end before coming to the middle of the story. seriously, the endings are very difficult, your work will be easier if you clarify this beforehand.

8) Finish your story, even if it is not perfect, you will finally be. In an ideal world, both would be together, but never mind. next time you will do better.
9) When you are stuck, make a list of what will not happen in the next step. Most of the time, the material that will save you from this congestion will emerge spontaneously.

10) Put aside your favorite stories. What you love about them is a part of you, you must know them well before using the stories.

11) Writing on paper also facilitates correction. There is no way to share it with anyone if it just remains in your head without writing a great idea.

12) Eliminate the first idea that comes to your mind. second, third, fourth and fifth ... reach the idea that everybody will not think of. Surprise yourself.
13) Let your characters have an idea, a posture. It is easy to write soft and passive characters, but this is a poison for the audience.

14) Know why you want to tell this story specifically. what pushes you into writing this story? that is the heart of the story.

15) If you were your character, what would you feel in that situation? Honesty is something that makes situations hard to believe are believable.

16) what are the risks? give us reasons to understand the character. What happens if they fail? give it a try.

17) none of your work is wasted. If it does not work, let it rest, it will become useful if you look at it later.
18) get to know yourself: know the difference between the best you can and "so". telling stories is forcing yourself, not polishing the mediocre.

19) The coincidences that will cause trouble to the characters would be great, but the coincidences that will save them from trouble are to fool the audience.

20) an exemplary exercise: think about movies that you don't like. how do you make them a thing you love

21) you need to measure situations and your characters well, so you can't write. you have to find what pushes you to write so.

22) What is the essence of your story? so what is the most economical way to explain it? If you know this, you can start there and develop the story.

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