Writing community, let's talk about dialogue - specifically, achieving a voice for each character on the printed page. Do you change what words you use when characters are speaking? Do any of your characters have a signature way of speaking that you hope stands out only from what words they use? What do you hope to communicate by this word choice? If a character has a strong accent (or slurred speech), do you munge their words ("your" to "yer" and "the" to "tha", as an example) to try to communicate this, or do you just describe their accent in the accompanying prose? Do you use some other method, or do you simply ignore accents as long as the character can be understood by the people they're talking to? (Art by Filipe Pagliuso.)

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