Five Great Quotations about Plot

“Tell the readers a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences.” – Anne McCaffrey

“I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.” – Edgar Rice Burroughs

“Anecdotes don’t make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.” – Alice Munro

“I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.” – Stephen King

“Don’t give [the audience] four; give them two plus two.” – Andrew Stanton