December 20th, 2009

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Poll on writing dialect

This is for a fic, sort of, but it's something I've been wondering for a while. How do you other writers work this?

Poll #1501342 Opinions on Writing Dialect in Fic

How should dialect be approached in dialogue?

Write it out somewhat phonetically, so the readers can "hear" it.
2(10.0%)
What are you talking about, just use normal spelling and rely on readers' knowledge of the source.
0(0.0%)
Make sure any obvious syntactical differences are there and keep it standard otherwise.
14(70.0%)
Other, which I will elaborate on in the comments.
4(20.0%)