Spark Your Dialogue with Regional Dialect

Attention to unique voices can enrich your writing

Eliza Doolittle by William Bruce Ellis Rankin. Compliments of WIkimedia Commons.

I am gullible.

When I was age nine or so, my father dug a large neatly edged rectangular hole parallel to our gravel driveway. Our family finances could now afford blacktop. He scraped and shoveled the gravel into his hole. As I watched him work, he stepped down into it and extracted a smooth oval stone and handed it…



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Diane Helentjaris

Writer with a love of the overlooked. Author of the new historical fiction novel The Indenture of Ivy O’Neill,