Fiction-book narratives: only six emotional storylines


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    Fiction-book narratives: only six emotional storylines

    A short but interesting article about how Vonnegut was right all along! There are only sic basic emotional plots!

    http://www.springer.com/gb/about-spr...nsing/11060530

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    He had a pretty hard time with his thesis. I saw he studied in the university of chicago anthropology, that must have been some pressure. Not everyone knows he failed his thesis. When we were talking here about him briefly as a widely successful writer who used these special writing techniques, that's when looked-up a little more about his biography on wikipedia (yes bad source but might be true). What are the findings of the thesis though if you don't mind me asking? Could be interesting to other posters. I clicked the link but still don't know for sure how it can be applied. Could be worth sharing.
    I would follow as in believe in the words of good moral leaders. Rather than the beliefs of oneself.
    The most difficult thing for a writer to comprehend is to experience silence, so speak up. (quoted from a member)

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    I think that his idea of the shapes of story is massively useful to the new writer. Knowing the shape of the kind of story that you want to write helps you make a working plot first try...

    Umm... After a bit of googling here is a few articles on the content of his thesis -

    https://mic.com/articles/83027/this-...ago#.uUJpyslXa

    http://www.openculture.com/2014/02/k...u-chicago.html

    http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-universal...onn-1526559996

    and a video where he talks about a few of the most popular shapes -



    But if you don't want to read long articles this is it in a nut shell -


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    Thanks this seems to be helpful. I was wondering since you brought it up since you had known a bit more that you were leading onto.Thanks for sharing this information.
    I would follow as in believe in the words of good moral leaders. Rather than the beliefs of oneself.
    The most difficult thing for a writer to comprehend is to experience silence, so speak up. (quoted from a member)

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    Having read a lot about how to build a story I came across this a while back.. just sort of thought that everyone knew about it! Which is why I just posted the link that I did.

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