First Graft Podcast

Chapter Thirteen -Incurring the Wrath of a Spiteful and Minor God

March 29, 2019 Season 1 Episode 13
First Graft Podcast
Chapter Thirteen -Incurring the Wrath of a Spiteful and Minor God
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First Graft Podcast
Chapter Thirteen -Incurring the Wrath of a Spiteful and Minor God
Mar 29, 2019 Season 1 Episode 13
Heidi James
Writing in a colloquial voice, and how to do it well...
Show Notes

Hey, 
How're you?

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

and

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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