So, I'm writing something with the goal of it being a long novel-type, but I'm not sure yet if I will have enough under the hood. The plot goes something like this: There is a mysterious man who shows up in a prison as a new prisoner, but is shrouded in mystery.The one thing we know about him is he has a supernatural ability to tell stories...to the point where his listener will literally get "sucked into" the story and have it be their temporary reality..like a very vivid waking dream. The stories that the listeners get sucked into are personal to them; experiences/moments in their past that they regret, and have the ability to "relive" and change. If they succeed, the story becomes their new reality, and they awake from the story living the path they would've had they not made that one poor choice. - I was thinking about having 2 SEEMINGLY seperate storylines running at the same time... one with Oddie, a prisoner in prison for supposedly killing his son, convinced that he did, but really didn't...not sure if I want to disclose that until the end. He meets the stranger, but never sees him, as Oddie is in solitary confinement and can only hear the stranger's voice through the wall, and gets sent back into his memories. - The other storyline is with Maria, a single doctor at a hospital, who befriends a lonely bedridden patient and gets close to him. What the big twist is, is that Oddie and Maria were married, and Maria was the one who actually killed their son, and framed Oddie. Turns out their SON basically HAD to be killed (not sure why yet), and instead of doing the noble thing and confessing, Maria blamed Oddie and testified their son was just an innocent victim. The old bedridden patient is actually the strange unseen storyteller who is helping Oddie, but written in such a way that the reader is led to believe they're 2 different characters. The bedridden patient tries to get Maria to right a massive wrong by herself, without his intervention, by appealing to her guilt, before he sending her back into HER memories...and Oddie and Maria face each other in their own pasts... Something like that... Still things I'm working out, like what would be "success" be for Maria? Doing the right thing? Or overcoming her guilt by successfully doing the same thing a second time? I was thinking about adding some more smaller subplots, like eventually showing the Storyteller is from a tribe of Amazon shaman or the spirit of their dead son looking for justice or something, but that might take away from it. Definitely want to keep the storylines separate until the right time, just clueing in the reader in by very small, vague details. Thoughts? Improvement? Thanks guys!