Doug TenNapel – Story Structure Visual

I see story as a definite shape in my head so I decided to illustrate what I see when I listen to stories. This is the torment of being a story-maker and going to the movies or watching TV shows or reading books and I see these repeated themes come up time and time again.

This is a link to the Facebook live session explaining all of this while I drew the illustration below:

This story illustration isn’t the end-all-be-all of what I think about story, it’s just the most common elements I try to put into all of my stories.

A visual representation of my story structure rants.