Sheep #1: This is cheating.
Sheep #2: It is, you know.
Guardian: Why is this cheating? The writer is writing.
Sheep #3: But this is dialogue. She likes writing dialogue. It comes easily to her. FOUL!!!
Sheep #1: She should be working on her prose.
Sheep #2: It does needs work.
Sheep #3: And we're being kind.
Guardian: The writer is aware that work is needed. She's been searching and destroying her repetitive words.
Sheep #1: We know. We've named one of us 'Just' and another one 'That'. (lifts front hoof and points to the left) See that sheep over there? The one with the bland expression?
Guardian: Aren't most sheep's expressions bland?
Sheep #2: That was uncalled for.
Sheep #3: We're a myriad of emotions. We're deep.
Sheep #1: You have no idea.
Sheep #1: (shaking head) Of course. That sheep over there is "Smiled". He was everywhere. Now he's shunned. Don't go near him. He's bitter.
Sheep #2: He bites.
Sheep #3: But it's not just the repetitive words. We want more description. A clearer picture, if you will. We want all our senses engaged.
Guardian: She's aware. She's filling in the blanks.
Sheep #1: And tell her we want more conflict! Conflict makes us happy.
Guardian: Conflict makes you happy?
Sheep #2: We told you we're complex.
Sheep #1: Now, don't get us wrong. There is a great deal of the story which has our approval.
Sheep #2: We like the food.
Sheep #3: And the horse.
Sheep #1: We want to drive the red car. Can that be arranged?
Guardian: That might prove difficult.
Sheep #2: Fine. Disappoint us. We're only sheep.
Sheep #1: Just tell her to finish. We're ready to move on.
Guardian: So is she. I'll make sure she gets the message.
Sheep #3: Good. We want new pastures. New views. New characters.
Guardian: But two of the characters will be in the next manuscript.
Sheep #1: We know. We're fine with that.
Sheep #3: They're the ones who drive the red car.