“Overcoming the Monster” - 7 Basic Plots (Presentation Book Club)

Episode 28:
“Overcoming the Monster” - 7 Basic Plots (Presentation Book Club)

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7 Basic Plots - #1 "Overcoming the Monster"

Aug 04, 2022

Can all stories be categorized into 7 different plots?

That’s what English journalist & writer Christopher Booker spent 34 years researching for his mega-book, The 7 Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories. In honor of GhostRanch’s 7th birthday (August 2nd!), we’re excited to dive into the first plot of this 7-part series, “Overcoming the Monster.”

In a Disney context, an “Overcoming the Monster” story is the threat of perpetual winter taking over in Frozen. In our PrezThinking world, this might be “Death By PowerPoint” or bullet points.

How can these story arcs work for us? And what can we learn from applying them to work?

Let’s find out.

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“Overcoming the Monster” - 7 Basic Plots (Presentation Book Club)