Twitter and Stories

This morning an article I wrote went up at It's about Jennifer Egan's Twitter story, "Black Box". (Didn't like.) [More about this new gig to come.]

And this afternoon I found "Pixar Story Rules", which was a series of tweets by Pixar story artist Emma Coats, and includes all the rules about creating a story for Pixar. But the rules apply to all story telling, really. Best Advice Ever.

#6: What is your character good at, comfortable with? Throw the polar opposite at them. Challenge them. How do they deal?#7: Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front.