Premise or Plot?

I really like this post on Kidlit.com about the difference between an interesting situation and an interesting story.  This quote in particular stuck with me:

“Keep this in mind when you’re thinking about your book. In today’s market, where editors like to see layers upon layers of conflict, having just a situation in  your story, not a plot, isn’t enough. It’s a very important distinction.”

Layers and layers and layers and layers of conflict….screams revision to me!

Check out the whole post here.


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