Matthew Jockers: Six Basic Plots of Fiction

NovelTM member Matthew Jockers has received a lot of attention this week for his data-backed claim that there exist six (sometimes seven) archetypal plot shapes in fiction. On February 3rd, Motherboard featured Jockers’ research, followed by an article in the Paris Review on February 4th, and on February 5th, he was trending at number forty-one…