I’m still trying to figure this out myself. Sometimes it seems like every famous author has his or her own definitions and “writing recipe.” Here are my definitions of the moment:
- Plot: central story line, regarding where Main Character (MC) starts to where MC ends.
- Story: the details and background that provide the context for the story line and make it interesting to read.
- Structure: I see it as the framework of the building. The story has to be self-contained like a house, and stand by itself. At the same time, it has many different parts such as words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, chapters. Each paragraph is a story or idea by itself. All the hundreds of paragraphs that make up the story have to fit together to make a cohesive and comprehensible story, just like all the beams and planks and boards have to fit together to make the frame of a house.
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