Andrew Stanton’s Rules For Writing A Great Story !

“The greatest story commandment is: Make me care.”

“A well told promise is like a pebble being pulled back in a slingshot.”

“Make audience put things together, don’t give four, give them two plus two.”

“Main characters have a spine.“

“An itch/Drama is anticipation mingled with uncertainty.“

“A main character has to be likable.“

“A strong theme is always running through a well.“

“Invoke Wonder.“

“Change is fundamental in story. If things go static, stories die.”

“Draw from what you know“

“A major threshold is passed when you mature enough to acknowledge what drives you, and to take the wheel and steer it.”


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Andrew Stanton wrote the first film produced entirely on a computer, Toy Story. But what made that film a classic wasn’t the history-making graphic technology — it’s the story, the heart, the characters that children around the world instantly accepted into their own lives. Stanton wrote all three Toy Story movies at Pixar Animation Studios, where he was hired in 1990 as the second animator on staff. He has two Oscars, as the writer-director of Finding Nemo and WALL-E. And as Edgar Rice Burroughs nerds, we’re breathlessly awaiting the March opening of his fantasy-adventure movie John Carter.

See his filmography HERE on MUBI

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  1. ‘Make me care’ is a great description of what makes a great writer.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and following. Much appreciated.


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