Tip #3 There are seven basic plots but you only have room for one

In his 2004 book, The Seven Basic Plots: Why tell the Stories. Christopher Booker mentions the basic plots all stories follow. His seven basic plots are: Overcoming the Monster, Rags to Riches, the Quest, Voyage and Return, Comedy, Tragedy, and Rebirth. The argument has always been that us writers tell the same stories over and over again. It doesn’t matter because your audience doesn’t care because all they want is to read a really good story, but they’ll care if you use more than one plot. If your story has more than one plot, break it into two stories with two different plots. If that still doesn’t work, simplify your plot to a single one. Trust your readers to know basic plots and let their imaginations fill in the rest.


Also look at this New York Times Article:

Just for the fun of it, Shakespeare Plots from all of his plays:


Author: Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson is an art-student, runner, publisher, and writer who lives in Colorado. https://madcow.press

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