The San Miguel International Writers' Conference is a bi-lingual, co-cultural conference held in magical San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
A few years ago, I tried to explain using dialect in dialogue to a student. He’d written a story about a man and a prostitute. Some of the dialogue read authentic while other lines sounded too proper and out of character. For example, at the beginning of the first scene, the prostitute approached the man and said, “A shy one, is we?” But then … Read More
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