The Secret of Complex Plots

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     The Secret of Complex Plots

    There are five categories of unreliable narrators: (1) the innocent, the unknowing, or the misunderstood; (2) the guilty; (3) the emotionally taxed or mentally ill; (4) the incapacitated; and (5) paranormal. An unreliable narrator has to have a credible reason to be unreliable. Who do you trust? You can’t simply add a character who lies, for example, simply because you want to hide the truth. This presentation delves into the plotting and character-development complexities associated with unreliable narrators.
    Example Plot Outline from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:

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