WRITE GREAT SUBPLOTS
Construct creative, meaningful subplots. Learn how to choose and design the subplot skeleton, and how to weave it into the primary plot.
Most stories have more than just the primary plot thread. A protagonist likely has at least one subplot, and supporting characters have them as well. Well-designed subplots add depth to the story and enhance the primary plot. They are like spices that, when blended together, bring out the flavor of each other while also creating a cohesive taste.
Without subplots, our characters and stories lack depth and interest.
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Students have course access for 365 days. All worksheets and notes are downloadable.
This workshop includes class notes so you can follow along with the video lectures and a workbook that helps you plan your subplots so you have a variety of types, each with an arc that are woven into the main story thread
What People Are Saying - subplots
“This is a great class if you are learning how to integrate subplots into your story. Barbara illustrates her ideas with many examples from popular classic literature and creative stories of her own.”
“You cannot go wrong with any of Barbara’s classes!!”
“Thank you for your helpful examples. I’ve learned a lot from your lectures.”
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Barbara Vance, PhD
I am a writer and instructor who has been blessed to help thousands of writers bring their stories to life.
My degrees include a B.A. in literature, an MA in Literature and Creative Writing, and a PhD in storytelling and media. Prior to launching my own company, I taught writing and storytelling at a tier-one university.
Over the past sixteen years I have developed a widely acclaimed collection of courses designed to help writers develop their stories, stay on track, and finish what they start . . . even while juggling busy careers and a family.
I am also the author of a multi-award-winning poetry collection, and my poems are licensed for use in anthologies and curricula around the world.