What Lies Beneath:
Adding Layers To Your Characters And Conflict

Presented by
Margaret Moore

Writers are often told that their characters and plots should be complex and "layered." But what exactly does that mean? In this craft workshop, USA Today best-selling author Margaret Moore will take the mystery out of such cryptic remarks by helping writers:

understand the concept of "layering" in a novel

add more layers to their characters and thus create more interesting and complex characters

illustrate different types and levels of conflict within their novel

Although aimed primarily at mid-level to nearly published romance writers, this workshop could be adapted for fiction writers in general.

Handouts

What Lies Beneath: Adding Layers To Your Characters and Conflict
(abridged version - complete version available upon request)

Character/Internal Conflict Worksheet

Character/External Conflict Worksheet

Sample Story


For more information, please contact Margaret.

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