In creative writing classes, they say that you need to give each fictional character their own voice so that the reader can tell who is speaking even when they’re not directly identified. Unfortunately, real life doesn’t always work that way. In real life, people’s voices and patterns of speech are influenced by their upbringing, […]

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  Anyone who has ever ordered a transcript will tell you that there is a large difference between Written English and Spoken English. They both share the same sentence structure and grammatical rules, but where Written English flows from topic to topic in a readable fashion, Spoken English is subject to the whims of the […]

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