Hi all, I am not much of a writer but I want to develop my literary knowledge. I am 17 and stopped reading books when I was around 10 and only picked it up again around 1 year ago, therefore I haven't really read many books in the past few years. My initial idea came from a kind of faction v's faction book but that just seems like a copy of Game Of Thrones. I then moved my idea towards how these factions came about and how they developed. I decided on the path of a slave revolt. I haven't really decided on what time in history although I do want fights based using swords such rather than guns. With this idea the story would be extremely slow starting off which is something I would like to avoid so I guess I am asking for some inspiration for ideas that I could add for twists. I like the idea of different points of views like in Game Of Thrones where there are many stories happening at the same time. However for me the other story lines would have to come in time since the slaves need to revolt before anything can happen. Should I start in the past and show how the revolt happened and then maybe it turns out that the present character is reading a story of their families past? Then every time the story develops it shows a bit more of their past until it reaches the present time? Should I leave it as a single story line until another main character comes in and then the story line can be split? Sorry for the long post and sorry if I have posted this in the wrong section. Any help what so ever will help me so Thank you in advance.