on Jane Friedman site:
Writers buy plotting books by the dozen and do their best to create the plottiest plot that the world has ever seen. They stuff their novels with action-packed sword fights, explosions, fist fights, and screaming matches. Plot points, pinch points, and grandiose climaxes abound.
But the problem is this: in the world of great novels, Plot and Story are very different entities, and every great novel needs both.