I’m a sucker for articles that offer writing advice. Usually I can find a nugget that helps me figure out something I’ve been puzzling over.

When I came across 22 story basics I learned at Pixar from Emma Coats, it was like being handed a present. I keep going back to it; among my favorites are #11, #16 and #8. In fact, I just might get #8 tattooed on my forearm.

But one of the rules made me feel anxious:

I haven’t written my ending yet. I have some idea of how it will play out, but it hasn’t entirely come together yet. I worry. I do. Sadly, my fretting hasn’t been very useful. I’ll get to The End eventually.