Essay at Writer's Digest, How to Give Your Novel Layered Conflict by Treating the Story Like a Living Organism

I have a new article in Writers Digest about layered conflict in the novel, and also where you wind up writing your novel is never where you think when you start: 

When pitching your work to an agent or editor, or anyone really, you should be able to say, “My book is about this, but there is also THIS.” In MFA programs or writing workshops, this often is referred to as “layered conflict.”

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