738: The Story Slope

One of the things I’ve added to my Origin Story Course is this concept of your story as a slope.

Ideally, it should look like this:

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But in reality, it often starts by looking like this:

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Because parts of our story are irrelevant, unnecessary, dull or complicated.

![](https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/firescript-577a2.appspot.com/o/imgs%2Fapp%2FNickWarren%2FhO30jsiSvt.png?alt=media&token=97ef15f6-efd0-4b88-a244-e0016aa1392b)

This is why we edit, and as [[Ernest Hemingway]] famously said, “The first draft of anything is shit”.

Episode home:
https://StoriesMeanBusiness.com/podcast/738:-The-Story-Slope

What about your story?