In 2012, Andrew Stanton gave a great TED talk about story. His advice about storytelling is as relevant today as it was two years ago. You can watch it here.
To refresh your memory about Andrew Stanton, here is an excerpt from Wikipedia:
“Andrew Stanton is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and voice actor based at Pixar Animation. His film work includes writing and directing Pixar’s A Bug’s Life (as co-director), Finding Nemo and WALL-E, and his first live-action film, John Carter. He also co-wrote every film of the Toy Story franchise and Monsters, Inc.
Finding Nemo and WALL-E earned him two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature. He was also nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay, for Finding Nemo, WALL-E, and Toy Story, and for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Toy Story 3.”