Posts Tagged: Jerome Stern

Vonnegut and the Shapes of Stories


As Jerome Stern showed with his writing guide Making Shapely Fiction, stories have shapes. Kurt Vonnegut thought so too, and, inspired by the similarities between the profiles of the New Testament and “Cinderella,” he plotted out several of those shapes in his master’s thesis. That thesis was rejected, but the shapes live on in this infographic by […]