E.B. White wrote that there are “no inflexible rules by which the young writer may steer his course. He will often find himself steering by stars that are disturbingly in motion.” With this in mind, we’ve asked working screenwriters to share a list of the “un-rules” that they find most helpful in their writing careers.
We have a new list of “un-rules” today from Rob Edwards, the scribe behind the animated features Treasure Planet and The Princess and the Frog. Rob was also a consultant on Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen. He was kind enough to speak to us a few months back about the particular challenges of writing animated features, and we’re thrilled to now have Rob’s top five un-rules.
If you’re in the LA area, Rob will be giving a master class entitled The 5 Keystones to Great Screenwriting this weekend (March 8-9). The intensive weekend course is designed for any level of writer who wants to be able to quickly identify a story’s 5 Keystones and write dynamic scripts using this industry standard. Learn more and register here.
Without further ado, here are Rob’s five un-rules: