The Shapes of Stories

Kurt Vonnegut – Story Shapes

This is a great talk by Kurt Vonnegut discussing how stories can be plotted out on a graph according to changes in a character’s fortune over the course of the tale. I find it interesting to visualize the plot shapes of my favorite books.


2 thoughts on “The Shapes of Stories

  1. Ahh I’ve seen this video too! I love Kurt Vonnegut and although I only read Slaughterhouse Five, a few short stories, and some of his graduation speeches, he’s still one of my favorite authors. His and writing is always simple and straightforward but makes you really think simultaneously. I’m glad you’ve seen this video too!


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