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Monday, October 24, 2011

Writing Prompt #2

NaNoWriMo is quickly approaching, so I thought I'd try to post a prompt every day to get us warmed up.

Pick a country that you've never been to, and create a character from that country (past, present, or future - your choice). Try to grasp the accent of your character, and write down what they say as they say it. Meaning, if your character is from Scotland, and they say "I don't know what you're talking about", they'd say it like this: "Ah dunno what oor takin' aboot". Obviously, spelling is not important here, just the feel of the dialect. (Youtube can be a great resource for this, by the way!)

Hint: I've found that it helps with writing the words if you actually say them out loud with the accent. Just letting the words roll around in your mouth really helps with recording them accurately.

Happy Writing!

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