Fascinated, I watched the teacher on TV as she knitted with two different colors of yarn. She carried one color behind her project, while working with the other. How did she keep track of the different threads? It looked like a jumble to me, but the finished product testified of her success.
As a reader, I move with ease through the story. Interwoven with the plot are subplots that keep me turning the pages. As a writer, I sometimes feel like the knitting student bewildered on how to keep the story threads from becoming a hopeless tangle.
I've found separating subplots and characters by chapter breaks makes for a tidy package and a bit of sanity for me and the reader. How do you keep your plots and subplots from knotting?