This is for all the writers and other language nerds out there. : )
A long-time beta friend of mine, Amphora Graye, has recently release a series of articles on character and plot. While I highly recommend just generally clicking around her site (lots of good info there), I particularly recommend this article, titled The Misleading Nature of a “Plot-Driven” Story. Like many authors, I have often contrasted “plot-driven” with “character-driven,” but after reading Amphora’s post, I’m going to have to modify my vocabulary.
It starts like this:
The term “plot” is oftentimes used in place of “action,” when referring to what drives a story, but that’s not exactly what plot is. Plot is the chain-reaction series of events that create the core of a story. Plot is what the story is about. It isn’t limited to the physical movement or action…”
Want to read the rest? Go here: https://amphoragraye.com/2022/03/26/the-misleading-nature-of-a-plot-driven-story/. It’s well worth the time spent.
Happy reading. : )