on Just Publishing Advice:
Fiction writing only works when the plot of a story makes perfect sense to a reader.
“The king died, and then the queen died” is a story. “The king died, and then the queen died of grief” is a plot. E. M. Forster
It’s an old quote, but I was reminded of it this week. I was in the process of finalizing a new manuscript, which will hopefully be ready to publish soon.
The events in a short story are easy to track. But the plot is a sequence of events in a novel that can be a complex mixture of so many threads.