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Old 11-12-2013, 08:42 PM
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Don't get me wrong– I adore subplots. I think they're great. It's just right now in my book, I'm trying to come up with some for book one, but it's really hard. >.<
Oh, okay. xD Well, I hope it goes okay.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:43 PM
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Heroes Journey is probably my favorite, because everyone recognizes it and it makes people feel comfortable.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:46 PM
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Oh, okay. xD Well, I hope it goes okay.
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Heroes Journey is probably my favorite, because everyone recognizes it and it makes people feel comfortable.
I've never used it before, but I can see where you're coming from. I just don't like the whole 'Call to Adventure' and 'Refusal of the Call'– I rarely make my protagonists timid enough to refuse adventure. :3
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:58 PM
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AAAAH I HATE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS..... -_- Stupid trilogies.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:42 PM
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I honestly have no idea what all the approaches to plots are called, but sometimes I write my plots backwards (not sure if there is a specific name for it). That is, find an ending, and than work back to the beginning. :3
Usually I have a beginning and an end, and then there's just a big hole in the middle I have to fill out. XD

For the most part, I just wing it all in my head though. :3 Very, very roughly, since I'm too lazy to do anything more detailed. It doesn't matter that much though, in the end, the story doesn't follow my original outline at all. xD
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:21 PM
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How do you make an outline of a novel? Does it have to be detailed?
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:04 PM
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How do you make an outline of a novel? Does it have to be detailed?
I don't think there are any have to's in writing, exactly. I did a roughish plot outline to start, but ended up changing it a lot. Now, I'm with Hauge's Six-Stage method. Mine could also work with the Three-Act structure, but I prefer the six stage.

Honestly, it's all about preference– I think you can make it as detailed or rough as you'd like.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:33 AM
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I need some help:
I'm planning out my newest book and there is around... 5 or so subplots... and I was just wondering how I'm going to emerge this into the actual story. Also, I feel like I'm leading up to the action too fast (I was planning Chapter Four and it seemed like I put too much action in).
What do I do?
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:35 PM
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I had one main plot for Falling Maple Leaves, with a semi-main one and one more sub-plot.
For its sequel, it has two main plots.
For the story I'm planning to write now, I have two main plots that merge into one, and like...several backstory-subplots.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:39 PM
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I had one main plot for Falling Maple Leaves, with a semi-main one and one more sub-plot.
For its sequel, it has two main plots.
For the story I'm planning to write now, I have two main plots that merge into one, and like...several backstory-subplots.
You're writing a new story? Yay! You should post. c:
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