Two-For-One: Weaving the twin-stranded storyline.

Conference Workshop

Whether you’re tackling a timeslip or time-travel novel, a book within a book, a dual storyline, or simply a series of flashbacks, the technical challenges of interleaving two sets of main characters, two plots, and two story arcs stay the same: how do you switch back and forth without losing the readers' interest, or being confusing, or losing the right sense of pacing; and how do you bind both the stories together to strengthen your themes? We’ll take a look at different ways to make this work, by dodging the possible pitfalls and making full use of the range of rewards that this much bigger canvas can offer a story.