“Story” according to Kurt Vonnegut

A couple of weeks back, I wrote a series of posts on sharing our story, and how moments can change the course of our lives.

While I was writing that series, I wish I had this graph.

I found came across it at Derek Sivers’ blog, and it perfectly illustrates the typical “story arc.” This particular graph is based on the classic story of “Cinderella.” The next time you sit down and pop in a movie, think about what you’re watching and see how closely the writers follow this plot graph.

So, what movies have you seen that follow this line?


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