This graphic shows there 8 major plots a story can follow.
This graphic demonstrates how a story is told. In general, audiences are used to stories unfolding in certain pathway. You can change the order of these major beats but do so once you’re proven to have a few hits under your belt.
We want to lower our risks as much as possible. One way we’re lowering risk is by using proven formulas. In screenwriting “Save The Cat” is an industry standard formula for storytelling. For this film, we are using this formula with a few surprise twist at the end. This way, we avoid one of the negatives of being “formulaic” … which is predictability.