"I have been pitching the story and people have been saying, ‘This is cool, but you’re never going to get it made.’ To other cultures it might seem dark, but the Day of the Dead is actually a very positive thing. It’s about joyfully remembering the people no longer with us."
I’m really excited for this.
Anonymous asked: Hey there! In the story I am writing it takes place on a different planet. However I really want a certain race of people to have African accents. How do I describe accents that don’t necessarily exist? I hope that made sense!
There’s a wealth of ways…
I’ve heard a lot of snobbery from people about portraying an accent phonetically but there are some great examples out there -
Moira Young’s Saba in Blood Red Road, Patrick Ness’s Todd in The Chaos Walking trilogy are some recent (YA) examples of sci-fi accents that are designed to remind you of accents in our own world.
Also worth looking at: Hagrid in Harry Potter has a West-Country accent which is modified in the text accordingly.
In Poetry (which might give you some ideas too) two people came to mind - Seamus Heaney and Tom Leonard who both write in a Scottish dialect.
Just some food for thought!
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