The Fundamental Difference Between Stories And Reality

Why are stories so purposefully structured whereas our reality is so often messy and chaotic? Why do characters have clear transformative arcs when our identities and personal journeys are so much more complex than that? It’s questions like these, and their implications that will be explored in this new series on stories versus reality. In this first episode, Like Stories of Old will be examining the foundations of storytelling, and the fundamental difference between stories and reality.

Character Archetypes

Character Arcs

Like Stories of Old | Creator Spotlight

Nuts & Bolts of Screenwriting

Plot Devices


Story Structure

The 3-Act Structure

The Hero's Journey