Writing & Editing Boiling narrative down to the basic elements The Periodic Table of Storytelling attempts to put everything that could go into a story into one, handy chart. By Kevin Allen@kevin_j_allenFeb. 11, 2014 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content James R. Harris’ Periodic Table of Storytelling isn’t quite that simple, but the goal is the same: To boil down storytelling to its most basic elements. From PSFK: To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.