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How necessary is the subplot?

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    leighta
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    I’m rewriting my story again and it occured to me that most chick lit novels I’ve read usually have a subplot pertaining to the protagonist’s career or her friends etc.

    My subplots (career and friend) in my story aren’t particularly big and they all pertain in a way to her main plot which is the romance part of the story.

    How necessary is it? I feel I should put something in but don’t want it to be forced or feel like an ‘add on’.

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    mary2
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    IMHO anything that sounds forced should be kept out. If a story is gripping enough on its own, I don’t even notice subplots. Actually they can be quite distracting.

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    leighta
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    OK great, thank you. I’ll keep going with it as it is and maybe something will naturally occur during a rewrite, if not – that should be fine too 🙂

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