I highly recommend this article from The Rabbit Room: Tradecraft Pt. 1: Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling. It’s filled with profound little tweets (literally) about writing better characters and telling better stories. I’ve been moved deeply by a few Pixar films – “Toy Story 3” and “UP” – and have come to look forward to each new release. Their team knows how to tell stories that reach beyond just the children in the audience. The above article is full of helpful snippets from one of their Storyboard artists that will inspire you.