Film Courage: Are story and plot the same thing?
Markus Redmond, Actor/Writer/Director/Producer: I don’t know? That’s a good question. Should we ask Siri?
Film Courage: I hadn’t thought of that? Let’s try it.
Markus: Because I don’t know. Hey Siri!
Markus: What’s the difference between plot and story?
[Reads Siri’s suggestion — found via the GetFreeWrite.com]
“A story is the requisite timeline of events present in any narrative. No story? No novel. Because any novel, however abstract must report events of some kind.
A plot expresses rationale and informs the reader why a specific list of events belongs together, what the timeline is ultimately meant to communicate.”
So, yes. They are different. Thank you, Siri.
Film Courage: Do you think of this when you’re writing or none of this enters your mind?
Markus: No. I just try to think of what’s cool, what can be cool, who can be cool and then what they can get into and…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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