While going through some old McD files looking for inspiration for today’s post, I came across the “writing tips” I’ve listed below. In a fit of self-delusion, I initially thought I’d compiled these tips from discussion posts (by Jenny C and/or my classmates) while attending McD. Just after I congratulated myself on my own cleverness for assembling such a valuable list, doubt began to seep in. I did a quick web search just to confirm that the list didn’t exist out there.
Two clicks later and boom. There they were. These tips was actually compiled after years at Pixar by the (truly brilliant) Emma Coats. They’re a great refresher and very relevant to the process I’m undertaking right now. I hope you find them useful, too. (In the interest of full disclosure, I swiped the graphic from another 8L, too).
The 22 Rules of Storytelling According to Pixar: