How to Write More Complex Rural Characters

I got rid of my southern Indiana accent on purpose. My father pronounces “iron” like “arn” and “Italian” like “eye-talian,” but as a child, I understood on a deep level that his accent was wrong in some way. The characters I admired on TV didn’t talk that way. Most of the characters who spoke like my… Continue reading How to Write More Complex Rural Characters

10 Books to Buy Secondhand: What I Learned from Working in a Used Book Store

Here is my list of 10 Books You Should Never, Ever Buy New. Unless you enjoy wasting money.