Visiting the Heartland

OK, folks. Thousands of you have requested photos of the BUTTER COW from the Illinois State Fair. As a follow-up to Clint Eastwood's performance at the Republican National Convention, we really can't get any more exciting. So you'll have to wait a little longer for the stories about Costa Rica. Here's the cow we saw … Continue reading Visiting the Heartland

Dialogue Me, Baby

So I’ve got this group of characters hanging out together in the crowded living room of my novel, and they just can’t keep a reader awake. What might I be doing wrong? Am I using them to explain the story? Yes? Busted! The agent/editor accuses—amateur!—and throws the manuscript into the can. Or maybe my characters … Continue reading Dialogue Me, Baby