Nila’s Writing Rules

As some of you know, I’m a moderator over at the Writing forum on There’s really nothing to moderate. I’m just a glorified coordinator. My main job is to stick and unstick contest threads. Occasionally, there’s a scuffle between writers, but we’re an insipid lot. We may wield our pens like swords, but they’re … More Nila’s Writing Rules

Rule #13

Happy Wednesday! Today we get to take another quick look at  Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules. We are making our way through them, and we’ve bypassed the half-way mark. If you’ve missed one, you can check out the list at the end of this post. Without further ado, here’s the 13th rule: Give your characters opinions. Passive/malleable … More Rule #13


Howdy Folks, I thought I’d start out the new year with some much-needed rules. You all have gone rampant lately, and if I don’t whip you hooligans into shape, who will? Now, before you all get defensive about it, when I say ‘rules’, I really mean ‘guidelines’. I think anyone who comes up with any set of … More Rules