“At Debby’s apartment she lures me inside with a promise of Genesee Ale. One beer and then I’ll leave. But as soon as we step inside…”
Read more of “Cold Goodbye”, a story from my upcoming novel, The Bridge on Beer River here:
Read more about my new novel on my home page (with links to other stories) HERE
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.
A worthy benefit for a beautiful library. Lucky Ride and I greatly enjoyed ourselves and were thrilled to be invited.
Everyone was warm and welcoming, and I loved talking about literature and answering questions about my books and my writing journey.
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: https://rustandmoth.com/work/why-trees-stay-outside/
Thank you, Laird for the photo.
If you missed the reading on April 12 with Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte (our host), Dr. Jeanne Powell, Karla Brundage, Sandra Wassilie, and me, please check out the recording: https://youtu.be/IJJQKKzWc_U
Thank you, Sheryl and the Mechanics Institute Library for presenting the event. I was honored to read with these fine voices and hear their words.