Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Reader's Guide to Author Jargon 25

Story vs. Plot

a story

the product of events, character reaction, interaction and development, and narration that organically evolves into an engaging and satisfactory experience for a reader or a listener.

a plot

a hole dug in a cemetery where failed novels are buried en masse. Akin to outlines, plots are fabrications meant to hold stories together, but like a skeleton, is a fossilized contrivance.

Edward C. Patterson

No comments: