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Adding a new subplot from a plot template

One of The Novel Factory’s most used features is our selection of plot templates.

The main place you will use the plot templates is in the Plot Manager, which is where you plan out your main plot beats.

However, it’s also possible to use the same plot templates within the Subplot Manager, as a basis for one of your subplots.

For example, your main plot might be a character driven plot, where the hero chases their dream and learns compassion on the way. For this, you might use the Hero’s Journey plot template.

However, your novel might also have a romance as a subplot. If this is the case, then you could choose to use the romance template in the Subplot Manager to ensure that subplot has a decent foundation.

To use a plot template in the Subplot Manager, open the Subplot Manager and click the green ‘add Plot Template’ button in the top right.

From the pop-up that appears, select the plot template you’d like to use for your subplot.

Clicking on a template will show you a description of what’s included. If you change your mind, you can go back to the previous page and choose a different template.

Once you’re happy, click ‘Use this Plot Template’. The template will be added as a new subplot column.


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