My take on visually presenting Kurt Vonnegut’s theories about archetypal stories, designed after researching the subject.
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Gotta admit, you hit the nail on the head! Great Job!
Thanks, it took a good amount of research and problem solving for the design!
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this is awesome.
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Wow! Been teaching this for years in writing workshops! Great to see your graphic…mine are a bit more random and free hand impro but hey! Love it!
I love the concept too, and I wanted to flesh it out. Thanks!
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Excellent diagram. I heard about it this morning on this week’s Slate Political Gabfest podcast, wrote down your name, and looked it up. Great design, and great thought process!
That’s great, writing down my name is not the easiest thing to do! I’m glad you like it, thank you.
Fantastic work Maya, thank you. You’re an extremely talented designer.
Thank you, Pascale, I appreciate it.
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Did you come up with the examples? They’re just as good as the design!
Yes I did, it was tough but fun. I was trying to come up with older examples and contemporary examples to show that the story shape stays the same regardless of old/new, classic/commercial. Thank you!
Funny, smart, and entirely on point! Thanks for this!
You’re very welcome, and thank you!
Hi Maya, Fantastic work. Kudos. Loved the infographic Thanks for creating.
Hi Salil, thank you. I love sharing ideas and understanding, so I’m glad it comes across.
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Fun, Maya. (Do I detect some literary theory?) (: )=
All literary theory, all the time. ;D Thank you, Doc Harrod!
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Like Chris, I heard about this on “Gabfest” and had to look it up (after wondering if I had your name right). Kurt Vonnegut is a favorite, and you’ve done something unique with his philosophy. This is inspiring and something to bring into the classroom.
Hi Joyce, thank you so much!
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Maya, truly delighted by your work! Congratulations on well-deserved recognition.
Thank you, Wendy, I really appreciate it!
Good ol’ Kurt. You graphed him well.
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Very cool. I’ve always really enjoyed the idea that one could map story arcs like this. It fulfills the part of my brain that demands structure.
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