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Comparative Narrative Story Structures Charted!

The greatest hits of story structure, all in one place, arranged chronologically and side-by-side for your comparative viewing pleasure!


This chart is only a small selection of story templates available. See my other post “The Story Structure Countdown” for a more comprehensive look at the ways people have formulated story structure.

11 comments on “Comparative Narrative Story Structures Charted!

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  2. Don Stone
    April 12, 2014

    All great scripts with a great story, as you develop the story the characters comes to life and begin to shape their own realities, scary sometime as I write they speak to me as if I’m channeling their lives..

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  4. Eddy
    May 8, 2014

    This is so overwhelming to look at all together. thank god Im not a newbie.

  5. gregorymilleris
    May 8, 2014

    In a way maybe it’s reassuring since none of them really contradict each other. To me this is more about different ways to articulate the same ideas.

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  9. Devin
    November 9, 2017

    Dan Harmon specifically said that his Find lines up with Campbell’s Meeting the Goddess, but you have it further down on this comparative chart.

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