Occasionally I like to just pass along a video with limited comment.  Last time was Amanda Palmer talking about the fraud police.  Today it’s Andrew Stanton.  Stanton wrote three Toy Story movies, Wall-E, Finding Nemo, and Monsters Inc.  In February he delivered a talk at TED Long Beach about the art and craft behind story telling.  At points it does turn into a commercial for his upcoming John Carter movie, but it also explains how a teller of stories millions love learned how to tell stories.  So give it a watch, it’s a good use of 20 minutes.  I’ll warn of one f-bomb in the first 70 seconds, otherwise it’s clean.

 

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DLThurston DL Thurston is a writer of novels, screenplays, and the occasional short story. He has short stories due out soon in the Steam Works anthology from Hydra Publications and in The Memory Eater. When he's not writing, he also brews beer and even drinks it sometimes. Check out his exploits either on his blog or on Twitter.