dialogue and names

[repost from Multiply blog from Nov ’05]

dialogue and names
Nov 25, ’05 5:09 PM

(this is mostly for my own notes and such more than anything)

* Most people don’t speak in perfect grammar
* Underlying emotion and conflict bring dialogue to life
* People have habitual words/phrases
* Use dialogue and the description around it to convey what might otherwise be described with adverbs

But yes. Having spent all of my life (‘cept those thre months in CA) in Kentucky, I know that some people “talk funny” – use poor grammar (like splitting infinitives), make strange contractions, use strange slang …

… and names.

Am torn between Shayla, Shauna, and Shayna …

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Author: Mari Adkins

Appalachian gothic fiction writer - my works reflect a love of literature flavored by the darkness and magic residing in these ancient mountains. In my spare time, I'm a Simmer, I tumbl, I journal, but I always have a very strange sense of humor. I have lived away from the mountains and lived deep in the mountains. I currently live in Central Kentucky with my lifepartner and his cat. The mountains, their culture, their superstitions, their particular magics, will always be in my blood.