I just must repost this fabulous jewel of information. I just cannot let it slip by! Thank you to kidlit for this post titled:
Here are some snippets from the post:
“A meaty situation or a controversial issue do not a fully fleshed-out manuscript make. It’s not enough. Lots of the most successful “issue books” or books where the character is in a bad situation keep these things in their back pockets but then evolve and build upon these issues or situations with a very rigorous plot.
“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.”
To see the full post visit http://www.kidlit.com
Take a moment to ask yourself if your plot can stand up on its own. Is it a sturdy plot or is it just simply a situation?