Writing Basics: Plot and Subplot

Often times, we use the word plot when discussing stories, but the term is not always used correctly. All stories have plots - that's what makes them stories and not just character studies or events in the life of characters. Plots carry the story from beginning to middle to end, hopefully in a satisfactory way. But what about subplots? How do we describe subplots and what role do they play in stories? Here's a handy guide for you to consider.