Thursday, 19 December 2013

Amazing Writing Advice #27: Sub Plots

Sub plots, what are they? Well, say you're writing a book and, in the middle, everything gets a bit boring. That's when you use a sub plot. You remove the current ending and replace it with a substitute (just like in the sports!).

A great example of this is the Film From Dusk 'til Dawn. Half way through it changes from a run of the mill crime caper thing into SEXY MEXICAN VAMPIRES! They are the sexiest vampires there are. Though once they changed into vampires they weren't so sexy.

But I digress.

So if you're writing about a caveman searching for the secret of fire have him kidnapped by aliens and fight in a sophisticated galactic war!

Love story into camel racing!

Pirates into pirates! YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH PIRATES!

Dystopian emo-fest into PIRATES!

Gothic horror in a Victorian school into PIRATES!

Dancing cats into PIRATES!

It will revitalise your story no end.

PIRATES! (no snake)

Merry Chrimble everyone!