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Monthly Madness: Plot, Subplot, or No Plot?

As a reader, I love an intricate story with a secondary story or subplot woven into it.  I think it’s the thing that draws me to mysteries and epic fantasies.  As a writer, however, it’s beyond my mental capacity.

Well, so not completely beyond my abilities, but I often find myself having trouble carrying one plot along.  Adding a subplot to it only complicates things.  But then, that’s why we’re here, right?  To better ourselves and push the craft that we practice to become more than it was yesterday?

Anyway, that’s what my goal has been lately – to add more depth to what I write by adding simple subplots to the bigger picture.  For the most part, they’re all relationship-based side stories, but it’s a start.  So, how about you?  Are you the kind to write a straightforward story or one with something more going on behind the scenes?  
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