Tag: subplot


Articles / On Writing

What is the three-act structure? It comes from Aristotle and is the basic plot structure for Greek tragedies. The simplest definition is, it is a story with a beginning, a middle and an end. A large majority of the good stories out there have this same structure. Why? Because it works. We recognize it as good storytelling whether we are aware of it or not....

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Divas Rec: Can a Character’s Arc be a Subplot? Recs

Diva’s Recommend: Can A Character’s Arc Be A Subplot by K.M. Weiland   Did you know that a character’s arc can be a subplot? Well, heck ya, they can. I didn’t really know what this meant until I read the article by K.M Weiland. I just focused on the main plot too much to see that character subplots are just as important as the major...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: Elements of a Subplot   We have previously discussed the elements of plot, but I’m going to give you a quick refresher. There are five basic elements of plot: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Exposition is back story. Rising action is the action leading up to the climax. This is where the story builds. The climax of the story...

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