Plot is people. Human emotions and desires founded on the realities of life, working at cross purposes, getting hotter and fiercer as they strike against each other until finally there’s an explosion—that’s Plot.
—Leigh Brackett (a screenwriter who worked on The Empire Strikes Back, among other movies)
For those who get freaked out about plot, Leigh really boils it down to the bare bones here. And, it makes so much sense. People? The realities of life? Of course, that’s plot! I love it!