The Reductionist Approach to Storytelling

To be slightly reductionist… okay, very reductionist, there are three basic stories:

  • Historical
  • Present
  • Future

And those three stories have three different tones:

  • Tragedy
  • Drama
  • Comedy / Romance

And the three basic stories, and three basic tones, have three basic meanings:

  • Warnings
  • Observations
  • Celebrations