Diving into Subplots (Week Ending July 14)

Last week the Cafe heated up (perhaps because it was so hot outside) with a debate about that old nemesis of writers everywhere: writer’s block. This week shouldn’t be as contentious, as we take the Cafe regulars into a discussion of basic writing mechanics to tackle subplots.

We all know a good subplot to a story when we see one, but how do writers weave them in to begin with? How important are they? And what does it take to make them stand out?

The writers here at the Cafe have put away their dueling pistols and sworn off their blood feuds long enough to discuss — in their own inimitable style — their thoughts on inserting a good sublot into a novel. We hope you enjoy the discussion, and pray it will not lead to more chaos.

Until next time,

The Cafe Management

Cafe Management is run by the administration of The Confabulator Cafe. We keep things running smoothly, post stories by guest authors, and manage other boring back-end tasks.

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