This chapter we talk about writing in a colloquial voice; it's importance in reflecting diverse characters, but not misrepresenting or diminishing them. How do we do it? And do it well?
I share a short extract of the first draft of The Sound Mirror, where I'm working on voice.
Also I chat about the following books:
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Lucia by Alex Pheby
Murmur by Will Eaves
Let me know what you're working on, who you'd like hear on the podcast and what you think about writing in a character's idiom.
Next chapter I have a special guest!
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