Essentially and most simply put, plot is what the characters do to deal with the situation they are in. It is a logical sequence of events that grow from an initial incident that alters the status quo of the characters.
~ Elizabeth George
In answer to a reader's request, here's the first article in a series on plot:Plot or Characters ~ What Drives Your Story?
Without plot, a piece of writing is not a story—it is a static description. Plot is what gives the story locomotion. And stories must move or they are not stories at all.
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May 17 2008 Writing for Children Newsletter
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