How to Plot a Novel: The Definitive Guide* *(How to Plot Series Week Begins) PART 3


By the time you’ve read and absorbed the detailed posts above, you’ll feel like you know everything there is to know about plotting fiction. And you’ll be right – almost.
There’s just one more area to master before you can call yourself a plotting pro…

How to Add Subplots to your Story

The bad news is that very few novels contain just one plot. There are usually all sorts of intersecting storylines running through the novel. Those are your subplots.
The good news is that subplots are simple to handle. They’re often much shorter than the main plot in a novel (more like short stories). So compared to the detailed work above, building subplots and weaving them into the main story is a breeze.


And that’s it, your not-so-brief guide to how to plot a novel in 10 steps. Well, it’s “it” for the overview anyway.
Now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Don’t feel daunted by what lays ahead. What may seem impossibly complicated right now will soon be second nature to you.

 *Keep abreast of the plot writing series all throughout this coming week.*


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