Does anyone have any ideas? I am trying to wrtie a book with a couple of British characters but not being from Britian, I don't know the dialects and differences. I want the characters to sound authentic, not just created.
Frankly, I would advise that you do not try to mimic dialect. It usually sounds wrong.
Okay.... would you suggest that I just write the way I would speak? I just want to make sure that I don't create characters that are too fake to relate to. Thanks!
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Write your dialogue as you might speak it, then post it, asking for comments from native Brits. There are idioms and speech patterns that are different.