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Plot vs. Story

Confusing plot and story is surprisingly common, so I think a very brief mention of the difference could be useful. Contrary to common belief, plot is not what happens in the story. That is the story. Plot is the structure … Continue reading

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How to Strengthen a weak Story

Weak stories are a common encounter in beginning fiction, even when the quest is strong and the stakes are high. Example of weak story: The protagonist endangers his life to save his best friend’s life, who’s been kidnapped by a … Continue reading

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Here’s a piece of brilliant advice on how to build your plot, from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park and The Book of Mormon. Don’t plan out your action linearly: she did this and then she … Continue reading

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