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  1. #11
    Bly Oxford
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    Re: More on dialect

    Linton.
    Your book doesn't seem the genre I usually read. but if it were literary or commercial fiction, I wouldn't read past the first page of dialogue. I tried to read "Clockwork Orange" because I heard it was a brilliant work, but i never finished it. If words get in the way of the story, for me, the book is too much trouble to read.
    Bly



  2. #12
    linton lewis
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    Re: More on dialect

    Thanks guys, I've always suspected that. I don't care about insulting people, ever read James Ellroy and Elmore Leonard? But I do want my readers to not slow down and have to make an effort to understand.

    Glen I forgot that I used to live in Buckhead, third floor of a big mansion across from the governor's mansion. I used to dring at Irene's. I studied acting at the Academy Theatre. East Atlanta I know little about except for Ponce de Leon Street and Decatur. As a kid I slipped into the Fox theater all the time. There's a side entrance that many come out and when they did I'd slip into the little partitioned off room. I peak out the dore to the loby and when the ushers weren't looking I sliped in. I used to sell real estate in Mableton to people who sold their houses in West End during the racial turnover.

    Book stores, huh, I think most writers think very warmly about owning a book store. Ever read Lawrence Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr series. The cover on my book says it's wickedly funny and I agree.

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  3. #13
    toby
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    who cares where you lived

    ugg, a boring post , a boring chapter written by a boring white guy named linten trying to sound black. ouch.
    lard help me.
    toby
    as always, i'm here to help

  4. #14
    linton lewis
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    Re: who cares where you lived

    Thanks, toby, your post made my day.

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  5. #15
    Neil
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    Who Cares How You Speak

    Good luck with this Linton but I won't be reading your book if it's published because I despise the heavy use of dialect in writing. It's dense, to the point of being inaccessible, and I refuse to slog through three hundred pages of such hard to read prose.

  6. #16
    Glen T. Brock
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    Re: Who Cares How You Speak

    Linton,

    I almost ran over Lester Maddox as he rode his bicycle on West Paces Ferry Road. I was on my way to work and almost changed history.

    There is a lot of truth to what Neal says in his post. Over use of dialect makes for a difficult read.

    Glen T. Brock

  7. #17
    linton lewis
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    Re: Who Cares How You Speak

    Old Lester, he was something else.

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