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A Word About Subplots

A subplot is “a subordinate plot in fiction or drama” according to Merriam-Webster. But what does that mean? Well, it’s a story told alongside the main story in a novel or drama. Think of it as the story of what

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Flow charts and writing

I use a flow chart to plot my stories. I start with the beginning and give my characters a series of decisions. Then I try to figure out how many different results could come from each decision. The ones that

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Why Characters Are The Most Important Plot Elements

Characters are the most important plot element because they move the plot along. A plot that doesn’t move is a bad plot. A good dynamic plot is crucial to good story telling and characters, with their foibles, beliefs and attitudes

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Posted in Writing Fiction

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