The Story Structure Episode (AKA Man In A Hole)

45 minutes

On this week's episode of The Freenoter, Tom and Tamsen go deeper into story structure, the purpose of stories, and DO YOU EVEN NEED STORIES, BRO? They also spotlight the great work of Nick Morgan and his research on the types of stories. And finally, they introduce a cocktail so terrible, they couldn't even bring themselves to make it.

Show Notes:

Park Howell: https://parkhowell.com/

Ron Ploof: https://storyhow.com/about-ron-ploof/

That Wolf of Wall St. scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM6exo00T5I

Wizard of Oz: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wizard_of_Oz_(1939_film)

Vonnegut's Story Shapes: http://www.openculture.com/2014/02/kurt-vonnegut-masters-thesis-rejected-by-u-chicago.html

Joseph Conrad: https://amzn.to/2VcYYEQ

Donald Miller's Storybrand: https://amzn.to/3b8QEeG

Nancy Duarte's Resonate: https://amzn.to/2RGoMXH

Kenn Adams' Story Spine: https://www.curiographic.com/blog/2017/2/18/jumpstart-your-story-with-the-story-spine

Juan Tamariz, The Magic Way: https://amzn.to/2VuUmJa

The Red Thread Process: https://tamsenwebster.com/how-to-make-your-message-feel-like-a-story/

UVM's validation of Vonnegut: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1606.07772v2.pdf

Storygrid: https://amzn.to/3cjL7lJ

Save the Cat: https://amzn.to/2XQeHvl

Nick Morgan: https://amzn.to/2wMnfYW

The Cement Mixer:
No. We are not printing this recipe. Never do this.

The Jay Thomas Lone Ranger Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2drGtq83eE

Hannah Gadsby Joke v Story: https://medium.com/@joshualeto/jokes-vs-stories-c5b65f8a13eb

Norm MacDonald's greatest joke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUjIM-GFWhk

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