Guest post: Layering as a Technique for Building Depth by M J Moores

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Today’s guest blog post, on the topic of the craft of writing, is brought to you by M J Moores.

Layering as a Technique for Building Depth

by M.J. Moores, OCT. Author. Editor. Freelance Writer.

MelissaAll of the writing greats tell us that the deeper the connection between the reader and our story, the farther we will go as authors.

But what does that really mean? How can we, as writers, craft that vital connection?

Personally, I find it incredibly taxing to even consider developing that kind of depth in my first draft – characters, setting, and action aren’t fully calculated until my plot is hammered out… even if it’s a character-driven plot. As a planner, you’d think I’d have it all figured out before I let the story flow – but what’s the fun in doing that? Sure, I’ll plan out specific moments that are intrinsic to…

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4 thoughts on “Guest post: Layering as a Technique for Building Depth by M J Moores

  1. We’re looking at having it run the 2nd Thursday of each month starting in December at 7:30pm EST (that would be 12:30pm for you!) and run for approx. 2 hrs. I’ll email you the details if it’s still sounds reasonable 😉

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  2. I’m all for layering 🙂 Our processes are very similar. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Hey Mel! I read about you ‘needing a critique group’ 😉 It’s too bad we’re 5 hrs apart… I’m starting one this Dec. with 4 other writers via Skype. I’m actually trying to find a speculative fiction writing buddy… not any easy task (hint, hint) 🙂

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      • Awesome! I’m great at taking hints 😉 I’d love to be your speculative fiction writing buddy, or a writing buddy in general for that matter! As for Skype – what time of day will you be meeting; I’m a bit of an insomniac so depending on the day/time I could still take part.

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