The Plot Thickens: Why a Novel Needs Subplots
If your story seems dull, or flat, or as thin as a cup of weak broth, try beefing it up with a subplot or two. Life isn’t a single plot-line. Change, interruption, conflicting desires, long term goals and short, all get stirred into the pot. A novel is no different. Not a simple stock but a nice, thick stew. In this one day workshop, we’ll look at the purpose, techniques, and timing of subplots. Bring your ideas, or notes for the novel you’re working on, and find out how a subplot can add complexity and tension to your story.