Creating depth in our writing is an involved process, one we get better at as time goes on. “Depth” consists of a multitude of layers we add to a scene, usually as part of the revision process.
Two important layers of depth are dramatic irony and wryhumor. They are fraternal twins who play well together. When done well, both add an element of the unexpected into the mix.
One of my favorite characters to write is the archetype known as “the trickster.” This wise friend can sometimes work against you, but their presence can add an essential layer of sardonic humor to the narrative.
Tricksters cross boundaries. They break rules and disrupt everyday…
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