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First, lemme say i like Henry Taylor's answer. Hmm. Obviously, you're going to attribute more-sophisticated words to more-sophisticated people. It's not too difficult to tell when someone drops an "SAT word" on you. Your ear's a good judge. Try occasionally running a choice word of dialogue through a Synonym list. Then it's just a matter of consistently ...


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This is an interesting and thought provoking question: "How do I write as an 18 year-old, non-native speaker would write?" And assume I am not one. I found this site looking for tips on my iphone and I am not in a habit of writing on internet threads to people I've never met, so I apologize in advance for etiquette faux-pas. 2 words: computational ...


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This doesn't answer your question, but: I have given up on trying to make my characters sound different because: I cannot write it. I dislike reading it. This is literature and can damn well employ literary language. All viewpoints in The Song of Ice and Fire sound the same. They can sound the same in my writing, too. It is better to have a text that ...


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Boy does this sound familiar! I struggled for a year trying to coloquialize my YA characters. Every week, I would bring a new sample to my writing group. It became a standing joke, guess how old my POV characters is! The group's conscensus never got within a decade of my targetted age. Then I received the suggestion which I will share with you now... ...



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