FAQ About Storytelling

11 months ago | gizem

What is the difference between plot and story?

"Plot" and "story" are terms often used in storytelling, but they refer to distinct aspects of a narrative. Here's the difference between the two:


  • The story is the chronological sequence of events that occur in a narrative. It encompasses all the events, characters, and interactions from beginning to end.
  • It includes all the background information, character histories, and world-building elements that contribute to the overall understanding of the narrative.
  • The story is the complete and comprehensive account of what happens in the fictional world of the narrative.


  • The plot, on the other hand, refers to the specific sequence of events that are selected and arranged to create a particular dramatic or thematic effect.
  • It's the structured arrangement of events that are chosen to be presented to the audience in a specific order.
  • The plot includes the central conflict, the rising action, the climax, the falling action, and the resolution. It focuses on the key events that drive the narrative forward and highlight the struggles, challenges, and resolutions faced by the characters.