June 10

One of the ways I tried to make the character Vitora stand out from everyone else was through her speach pattern.  Her dialog is very formal.  She never uses contractions.  This is not her native language.  For ten 'years' she only had conversations with Ghyle.  Her knowledge of his language mostly from formal texts.   It was a challenge on occasion.  Most people speak and write with contractions out of habit.  I had to carefully proofread her dialog - but I wouldn't (<-- See?) be surprised to still fine one in there.

© Carol Blackhurst 2011