Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Writing Dialog? Take a gander at this dialect tool

Here's a little secret I don't tell often: I love writing dialog.

Unfortunately, on a "typical" day as freelance commercial writer, writing dialog could be construed as "wasting time." So I was delighted (if you must know, I squealed) when I happened upon this little ditty on US dialects, broken down by state.

I was researching the history of the US furniture industry at the time.

That's right. My life really is a non-stop glam-fest.

Anyway, for you creative writers out there, follow these directions to the dialect survey:


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