Subplots

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Subplots are plots in a story that are separate from the main plot. They add character development and get the reader more invested in the story. Subplots are what can make your readers cry like babies, or punch the air in victory.

Relatability

Subplots give the reader more connection to the story and characters because they have a more relatable plot. For example, a subplot could be the main character’s mom dying, trying to keep up with school grades, pursuing a romantic relationship with somebody, etc. These plots impact the main character, not just physically, but emotionally. This allows the reader to empathize with them, which means they will be more invested in how the main plot works out for them.

For example, let’s take two stories. Story 1: A young woman is trying her hardest to get into university and eventually gets accepted for a school overseas. Story 2:…

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