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Help Writing Historical Fiction Right

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Judy in Fort Worth, Texas, is writing some historical fiction. What are some tips for representing the dialect and vernacular of a particular time and place with accuracy? One great resource is the Dictionary of American Regional English. Another strategy is to consult old newspapers, such as the Digital Michigan Newspaper Portal of the Clark Historical Library of Central Michigan University. Also, check out the historical newspapers in the Chronicling America database, which is part of the Library of Congress. This is part of a complete episode.

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