How necessary is the subplot? Home / Forums / List of Forums / Women’s Fiction / Chick Lit / How necessary is the subplot? Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Author Posts May 8, 2012 at 5:51 am #3335 leightaParticipant 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’. Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.