The ABCs of Story: Plots, Subplots, and Sub-Subplots

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We recommend checking out this article: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/excerpts/abcs-story-plots-subplots

Here’s an excerpt…

The arrangement of a narrative is often singular in its focus: It details the peaks and valleys, dips and pivots, of a single story. But a single story needn’t be such a direct thrust. Imagine the metaphor of a roller coaster, but now weave in another roller coaster—perhaps even two rides that, sometimes, somehow become one, if you’re willing to bend your brain around that. In most cases, we refer to those as subplots—the main story is your A-Plot, and subsequent smaller plots are your B-Plot, your C-Plot, and so on and so forth. These plots may or may not be woven in together.

This is fine, and nobody would fault you for looking at narrative this way if you find it helpful.

But I’m going to go a different way.

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