Need some help plotting the great American novel that you’ve had on the back burner for the last few years?  Well check out the Encyclopedia of Every Literary Plot, Ever – recently posted by

Mr. Kachka assembled his encyclopedia of archetypal plots using sources ranging from a couple of computer programs to “William Wallace Cook’s chart-crazy Plotto, first published in 1928,” and guides like “Christopher Booker’s The Basic Seven Plots and Ronald B. Tobias’s 20 Master Plot,”

The result is a bit of informed and fascinating fun!

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)