How to Write Punchy Dialogue Workshop

I love reading fiction with crisp dialogue, and I’m excited to lead this workshop!

Dialogue makes a story come alive, and in the best fiction, what characters say is often what we remember most. Writing dialogue is more than recording the casual comments your characters might share. Through their words characters reveal their emotions and move the story forward.

To be effective, dialogue should be well honed and carry the impact of poetry or drama, while still feeling realistic to the reader.

This workshop will focus on methods of writing dialogue that will both engage and enlighten.

You can find more information about the workshop HERE.

Register and get your ticket HERE.

Thrilled to Unbox Advance Copies of The Bridge on Beer River!

Seeing my new novel in print still feels like science fiction, but our pets keep me tethered in reality. Pearl shares my joy by licking the book cover and the cats are more interested in the box.

Thank you to my kickass publisher, Unsolicited Press!

The Bridge on Beer River will be released on July 11, 2023. You can pre-order the book from the publisher or your favorite bookseller, including

Find more information about the novel on my home page.

The Bridge on Beer River is available for preorder!

Unsolicited Press has announced the preorder availability of my new novel, The Bridge on Beer River, which will be released July 11, 2023.

You can order the book from the publisher or your favorite bookseller, including

Sample some of the stories in The Bridge on Beer River HERE.

I wrote the first story forty years ago during my days in graduate school, and I continued to enjoy visits from Curt and other characters until they began to clamor for their own book. Please join me in launching them on their way.

Reading with Grotto Poets at Book Passage SF

I was honored to read at the open mic behind sterling poets Jenny Qi (organizer), Shikha Malaviya, Maw Shein Win, Heather Bourbeau, and Laird Harrison. Earthy poems for Earth Day at the SF Ferry Building, such a beautiful location.

It might look like I’m crooning, but I’m actually reciting this poem:

Thank you, Laird for the photo.