In the past stories were told in a very linear way however in order to add some more interest to a story, they began to be told in more abstract ways to increase interest in the areas of the story you want. For example, in Jurassic Park the movie is started with the raptors being put in the pen which grabs attention much better than the first (if the story was organized by Time) scene which is a kind of boring archeology scene.
1) Organized based on Time
This is the oldest type and very straight forward.
3) Organized By Location
In this types of story the entire events start with one location. Then it moves to another location and explains more of the story.
4) Exciting Scene First then go back in time to explain it
This has become a very popular style. It's now probably the most used style on this list. Example Jurassic Park
5) Flashbacks and Character telling a story about Past
Fairly Straight Forward. Example "How I Met Your Mother"
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