Actually…Not All Subplots Should be in Books

Screen Shot 2019-04-26 at 9.43.10 AMI’ve discovered over the years that not all ideas that seemed brilliant at 10pm ought to be in one’s novel. In fact, even if they feature adorable puppies and fried noodles, they sometimes have to be resisted…

Thanks so much to Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine for featuring this article! Click to read here.


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3 thoughts on “Actually…Not All Subplots Should be in Books

  1. Hi Yangsze,

    I loved reading The Night Tiger and can’t wait for your next work! Re: your article, I think you put in quite a number of subplots anyway and it all worked out in the end 😉

    I loved the subtle nod to The Ghost Bride with Ah Long’s remarks about his uncle. I know you said a sequel’s not really in the works at the moment but I think adding bits and pieces like that adds to your world building and so fun for readers who have read all your work (obviously this is also a request for you to write more novels…no pressure!)

    Thank you again, and please keep us updated with blog posts (we promise not to say anything about your chocolate/food obsession)!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m so delighted that you enjoyed the little Easter egg I put in The Night Tiger — look out for more surprises of this kind in my next book too! Thank you also for reading my blog. I’ve been very bad about updating it (partly because we accidentally broke some of the web code earlier and haven’t been able to fix it so it. updates funny… am not very good at technology). Hopefully I will be able to add more in future, but in the meantime, I do post more frequent updates on my FB author page @yschooauthor and also Instagram @yangszechoo 🥰

  2. Just finished The Ghost Bride and looking forward to reading The Night Tiger. Also looking forward to your next project.

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