Writerly Thoughts and Pixar

It is late and I have to be up early tomorrow. I also won’t be able to post for the next 2 weeks because I will have limited access to a computer and no time. I am going to be a camp counselor for high school and middle school students. Tons of fun but not much down time. So I wanted to put this out there before I go.

This is another Tumblr find. I did not make it myself. It’s Pixar’s Rules of Storytelling via Legos. Some of them are basic story telling/writing “rules” and some are not. But in my opinion they are still important, and everything is cooler with Legos!

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Also I’m kind of obsessed with Pixar. That might be my inner five year old letting itself loose but they really do tell amazing stories. I mean Wall-E and Up, both are love stories – one was told using something like four words (Wall-E, Eeeva, directive, plant, woah – am I missing any?) and one was told in eight minutes without any dialogue. (Up is one of the more emotional movies I have watched lately, and not just because of the beginning sequence). Honestly if I could draw (which I can’t) I think I would hang out in the Pixar’s offices all day and just be a fly on the wall. Or sit in on meetings, and hang out and go to lunch with the people that work there because I bet they are pretty awesome!

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