How 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.