Hi all, I'm working on a novel and I'm currently setting up the plot structure. From my recreational reading I've noticed many novels have an interlacing storyline. The story will primarily follow the central character but will also follow secondary characters while the central character is out of scene. Often these interlacing storylines converge towards the end. I would define a continuous storyline as a storyline that follows the central character for the duration of the story. My question is do you consider a an interlacing storyline necessary to a good novel? Would you consider a continuous storyline too simplistic or monotonous? Or do you consider a continuous storyline appropriate if it is natural to the circumstances of the plot? Thank you for your thoughts.