Respecting the Twang

Hazy Vintage Looks - Girl Collecting FlowersHow Southern do I want to go?

That’s the question of the day for my Cozy Mystery.

Rural Alabamians have more than the molasses-slow twang going on. Certain words and word structures are favored in day-to-day life.

Unfortunately, put on paper, this diction can come across as uneducated. This impression is so far from the truth that it’s laughable.

So, do I go truly authentic with the player-speak? Or do I tweak the twang to show the respect it deserves?

There’s a helping of cracklin’ cornbread on the table for all who answer.

Until tomorrow…


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