What do the experts say about using dialect in your stories?
Don’t do it!
But I love writing dialects!
When I write dialect, I hear the language – the elongated or shortened or twisted vowels, the skipped syllables or consonants, the particular and unique words, colloquialisms, and constructions.
When I’m writing in dialect, I’m in the landscape, I can smell the air my character is breathing. That’s when my characters become….characterful!
So what’s the Continue reading