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The Arc of the Some of the World's Most Popular Stories

  1. Billie Kelpin profile image92
    Billie Kelpinposted 2 years ago

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/12266255_f520.jpg
    I was so happy to have found this old video of Kurt Vonnegut.  Apparently it's been out there for a long time, but if you've never seen the arc of a story described with the graphs of this Washington Post article that includes the video,  you might find this link useful. washingtonpost [dot] com

    /blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/09/kurt-vonnegut-graphed-the-worlds-most-popular-stories/

    1. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image82
      J - R - Fr13m9nposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for sharing this link. I must check it out.

      1. Billie Kelpin profile image92
        Billie Kelpinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome, J-R.  I want to view the whole video which I noticed is on yutube.  Didn't get a chance yet.  I love the way this article related specific arcs to classic stories. A screen writer once was working on a treatment from a short story I wrote and was having trouble with the arc.  I think I'm finally getting that concept!

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    ghostly1posted 2 years ago

    So main char has bad fortune until good fortune(or vice versa) happens causing a chain of events that become the story.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image92
      Billie Kelpinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Ghostly1, - several possibilities on that axis - The link explains several possibilities - and Vonnegut is REALLY funny.

 
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