Layering

by on 03.25.2009

in writing

Today I’m linking to an article by Julie Leto about Layering When You Write.

This article was a lifesaver for me when I first started writing.  This is how I write.  And I thought I was doing it wrong.

See, I can whip out the dialogue.  And dialogue is crucial.  It keeps the pace, it raises tension, it adds emotion, it… well, dialogue can do anything.  It’s like the superhero of writing.  Then it starts getting harder.  I usually write in the action, trying to see the scene like watching a movie.  This works, but it leaves me with a bunch of dialogue, a bit of telling vs. showing, and a lot of sentences that start with ‘He _____’ and ‘She _____’.  Then I try to layer in the deeper POV, the description, and tying up those loose ends.

Read the article.  See if it helps you.

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