Story vs. Plot
Paraphrasing E.M. Forster, Janet Burroway
distinguishes these two terms this way:
A story is a series of events recorded in their chronological
A plot is a series of events deliberately arranged
so as to reveal their dramatic, thematic, and emotional significance.
- Burroway, Janet. Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
5th ed. Longman, 2000.
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