Hi folks, I've begun to get my head around a novel length plot, set in a fantasy world (see my world building/magic thread). Currently it seems to follow a sort of chain of mini-storylines He has to go on the run so is fleeing for his life---> he finds out why they are chasing him tries to deal with that ---> etc etc... ---> climax of storyline. I'm happy with the overall structure, I'm just a bit worried that I may end up with a one dimensional world - this happens to him, then this happens, he does such and such. I'm sure there is space for a second sub-plot, perhaps another character's view point, a different geographical location (different country,same world?) with the potential to cross over later. I guess my questions are - How do you decide if you need multiple storylines? How do you integrate them, if you do eventually integrate them? Do they even need integrating? One thing I've kind of mulled over is totally distinct storyline, where perhaps we have some kind of eccentric researcher investigating the origins of Stones. Their stories may cross tangentially as they are travelling in the same world, but they have very different climactic scenes. This second storyline could be used to explore/reveal some of the back story which is hidden from the MC, such as what the stones are. This second storyline could even become a prelude to a second novel length episode if handled correctly.