Does anybody know a good book on writing novels that covers complex storyweaving, multiplots, or parallel plotting? I have a large collection of how-to-write manuals for screen and novel writing. Somehow, they all seem to focus on linear plots.
The best resource I found is part 4 of Linda Aronson's brilliant book, "The 21st Century Screenplay."
Aronson breaks down the different types of parallel narratives: linear (without time jumps), non-linear (with time jumps), tandem narrative, flashback narrative, etc. She also explains why and how these structures work for certain stories.
Reading Aronson was an eye-opener, but it's all about film. All the examples provided are from movies and a film is not a book. Not all of her solutions will necessarily work in prose and multiplotting in prose presents unique challenges, such as maintaining reader engagement, which may not be as prominent in films.
Therefore, I am still searching.
Does anyone have any tips?