Seven

Seven basic plots with examples

1. Comedy: A happy ending, with a speed bump (The Secret Life of Bees).
2. Tragedy: Comedy’s inverse (Bonfire of the Vanities).
3. Rags to Riches: Your basic coming-of-age story (Cinderella; Jane Eyre).
4. Rebirth: A more downbeat transformation (Wolf Hall; The Stand).
5. Voyage and Return: A roller-coaster adventure (Alice in Wonderland; The Road).
6. Quest: Two rises and a fall (The Corrections).
7. Overcoming the Monster: Classic man-in-hole (The Silver Linings Playbook).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s