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June 15, 2011

General Writing: Age Appropriate Wording

Filed under: General Writing, Genre — Tags: , — ax20 @ 7:50 pm

One of the most frustrating things to happen when you’re reading a book is to be suddenly pulled out of a book because the wording doesn’t make sense–a stupid character starts using big words, ten-year-olds suddenly sound like they’re fifty, a toddler talks in long coherent sentences…It isn’t only dialogue you have to consider, though this is often the biggest culprit. if you’re writing a first person novel then every word you write is a reflection of the character and thus must be appropriate to that character.

Check out this blog post for more on this idea:
To Delve or Not to Delve That is the Question


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