QUICK FACTS Birth/Death: August 2, 1920 – June 5, 2012 (Aged 91) Career: American fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction author Most Famous Works: Farenheit 451 (1953), The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951) Awards & Honors: Academy of Arts and Letters (1954), Daytime Emmy Award (1994), National Medal of Arts (2004), Pulitzer Prize (2007) In a… Read More ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ray Bradbury

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.