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Plot and story

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The easiest way to begin thinking about plots and stories is to start where all readers have to start — with reading. We know a story to be a story and a plot to be a plot only when we read. The first question to ask, then, is this:

  • What happens when we read a novel?

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© 1995 Richard Gill

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Gill, R. (1995). Plot and story. In: Mastering English Literature. Palgrave Master Series. Palgrave, London.

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