“There is a huge difference between story and plot. Story is honorable and trustworthy; plot is shifty, and best kept under house arrest.”
– Stephen King
I have never read a Stephen King novel, although his book, On Writing, is one of my favorites. I wrote a mini-review at Motivation on the Run last December. Yesterday, Deborah sent me this Stephen King quote, and it reminds me again of how smart King is about writing.
Stories engage, they encourage, they inspire …
Plot is a way to deceive, as in, to plot against, so we should stay away from plot. It is evil, mean and nasty.
Thanks for the reminder Stephen—it is appreciated. Now I can get back to the basics of telling a story.
“It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly a shot rang out …