A useful (and clever) tool for writers of literature, lyrics, and limericks alike! This neat little interactive infographic from tv tropes is a compendium of the parts and structures of a story, including:
– Setting, laws, plots, story modifiers
– Plot devices
– Character Modifiers
– Fandom and Audience Reactions
If click on an element, you are directed to a more in-depth description and discussion on that particular topic.
Try to break the narrative down and make a simple story molecule (examples provided under the periodic table). For example:
Use it to inspire your inner author or even help guide critiques of other writers’ work. After all, clipping away extraneous details to the plot’s bare bones can reveal a wealth of untapped connections between stories from different decades and genres.