Welcome, 2017! So glad to see you. This year promises to be the best writing yet.
In that vein, I’d like to discuss a problem I’ve been having and hopefully you’ll have advice. Because, that’s what writer’s groups like RMFW are all about. Asking questions of your tribe. And mocking them when they give you bad advice…
So tribe, here’s my dilemma. I’ve been working on a cozy mystery. I sent it to my agent to read, and she suggested we make it more of a general mystery instead of a cozy. Her suggestion for doing so is, to go deeper.
Now that sounds easy enough.
Blinking at the blank page…
What the heck does go deeper even mean? I understand it in the general sense. But how do I make it happen? Does anyone have ideas or tools they use to create more depth and emotion?
So far, I’ve added some additional backstory and description of surroundings. Gotten more graphic in terms of the murder itself.
Most of that advice came from the internet, so you know it’s true.
What say you? How do you make your stories more complex? I promise not to laugh and point.