Syuzhet & Fabula

Oh theoretical terms, you well-defined yet completely nebulous pain in the neck. Couldn't you at least be loaned from a language I understand, like French or English? But don't worry, this article isn't a lesson in Russian Formalism.

Instead, it is more of a reminder for anyone who considers themselves a weaver of the fine fabric called stories. The whole planning thing? That part of the process which isn't euphorically slamming your heart against your keyboard? Yeah. There's more to it than one might think.