The conception of a plot

Applied simply… conflict is little more than incident, anecdote or news.   Made complex, active, climactic and complete, it becomes a plot.  Developed in depth and with layers added, plot in turn enacts our human frailty and fears.  It asserts the lasting strength of our dreams.

Donald Maass, Writing the Breakout Novel

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