#WritingAdviceWednesday – Pixar and Relatability

Writing Advice Wednesday


if anyone knows how to make a story relatable, it’s the masterminds at Pixar Animation Studios. KaptainKristian’s wonderful video essay explains his take on their methods.

I don’t agree that Cars, Brave, or Frozen rises to the Pixar stellar quality level   My essay on Brave:  How Good is Good Enough is here.  My essay on Frozen is here.  My opinions are controversial and in the distinct minority.  Remember, it is possible to love something that is deeply flawed and sub-par.  Don’t confuse loving something as a fan with the clarity of thinking needed to be a professional. But lots in this video essay ring absolutely true.


If you’re on Pinterest, why not follow my Pinterest board full of Writing Advice? It will be updated weekly, so you can keep track if you ever need an excellent video essay suggested solutions to whatever problems you are facing. You can always drop me a line at etbscreenwriting@gmail.com with the subject “Ask Laurie” and I will do my best to answer it. I might even include it in an upcoming edition of Writing Advice Wednesday!

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