I automatically include sub-plots when writing and inevitably, they are romance sub-plots. Is this just me or does anyone else find themselves doing this?
A subplot is a mini-story woven into your main story. It could involve your main character having two things going on at the same time (such as finding love while solving a mystery) or it can involve secondary characters having their own issues.
Now you don’t absolutely need to include a subplot into your story but there are many good reasons to include one.
- It adds depth to your story.
- If the subplot involves secondary characters, it can make them more rounded and complete.
- It can help build tension. (You can leave your main story line hanging and switch to the subplot to keep your reader wondering what happens.)
- Subplots can pile on problems for the main character or perhaps distract them from their course.
- It can reveal information to your main character or to your reader
- It can set up characters for multi-book series
Now your subplot…
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