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    Second Story Line

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Prometheus, Mar 19, 2010.

    I'm fleshing out my novel and it's becoming clear that I'll be at least 10K short of my 55K. I'm considering expanding one of my character's back story back to the beginning, and running it as a separate storyline from the beginning of the book. This character is not the antagonist nor the protagonist. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
     
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    Me i'd add several secondary and even a few tertiary plots and storylines, but that's just me.

    Though most folk would tell you to re-read your work and add more flesh before you think of adding a new story line.

    Either ways good of course but hell do "em" both and take it beyond 55k.:eek:
     
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    I really like the idea ^^
    especially if this character gets to be the cool sidekick :D
     
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    She's actually the heroine.
     
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    that sounds like a good idea, will the backstory affect the choices the heroine makes?
     
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    sorry to have to tell you that 55k won't be publishable, unless it's for the YA market... 80-100k is the required range for most publishers...
     
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    Well, I guess it's a good thing I've decided to wait till the end of building season to get back into it. Thanks for the info.
     

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