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Subplots and Secondary Characters: Enhancing Your Main Narrative

Weaving Complexity and Depth into Your Story

Wilbur Greene
Nov 8, 2023
10 min read
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In novels, subplots and secondary characters serve as the intricate threads that add depth and complexity to the narrative. Subplots are those branching narratives that run parallel to the main plot, enriching the story's world and often intersecting with the central arc in meaningful ways. They offer readers alternate perspectives and layers of conflict or harmony, contributing to a more textured and engaging tale.

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