The plot is the framework of the story. It’s the structure upon which you build, insert characters, scenes and the like. You want to always keep the plot in the back of your mind so you can call it back when needed.
But then I learned the trouble with narration. It could detract from a story.
you need imagination to tell a story. And story telling is basically the ability or act of writing down or vocally relating your imagined or true story. Again, as children you probably did this with your friends. For example, girls do it with their doll houses and boys might do it with their toy trucks, etc.
Forming an image is a lot like painting, except the canvas is your mind.
In Word Usage I touched on Grammar. I thought it wise to expand on the subject. Here are some thoughts.
Word usage is an important but probably overlooked ingredient of a successful story.
What is Flow of the Story?
That is keeping the story moving chapter by chapter. Or keeping the reader’s interest throughout.