• AUGUST 17-20, 2023


Writing Multiple Time lines & Storylines

If your story has more than one POV, protagonist, or time line, weaving them together smoothly and effectively is a major part of how well the overall story works. Every storyline should be intrinsic to telling the story, complementing and reflecting one another without yanking readers’ focus or diminishing their investment. How many story/time lines is too many? What makes a story/time line necessary and germane to the story as a whole? How do you know when to cut between them and how to weave them together for the greatest impact and flow? How do you shift between them and immediately orient readers without confusing them? We’ll address all these questions and more, with examples from published novels and nonfiction (including memoir)

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