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Topic: writing in dialect
Posted By: Saki667
Subject: writing in dialect
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2018 at 11:54am
My character has a definite accent in my head, a semi-uneducated, southern drawl.  What are the judges feelings about writing the accent?  (EX: Dropping final "g's", using words like "ain't" and "I seen")  I know it should not be distracting or make it hard to tell what is being said, but is it generally frowned upon?

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Posted By: NYC Midnight
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2018 at 2:44pm
Writing dialogue for characters with accents is definitely not frowned upon, so feel free to include it.  Just write the best story you can and you should be fine!

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