Plot vs Story Climax

Sage from Just Write gives a thorough explanation of the difference between the plot and the story. In his video, he explains the plot's climax and the story's climax and where each of these different moments happen in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.


  • Plot is the stuff that happens. The Story is what that stuff is about.
  • Ideally you want the two climaxes to hit the audience like a one-two punch. Almost in the same moment.