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  1. I agree that if it makes sense for your character to be using such phrases, then you ought to be able to include them . . . we all know people who talk like this and I think it makes a character more real when this is part of their quirky nature.

  2. I find the literary critics don’t really understand what the vast majority of readers like in a story. They don’t get out with non-literary people often enough to know what real dialogue sounds like!

    1. I suppose you’re right in saying writers don’t get out with non-literary people enough to know what real dialogue sounds like or if they do, they don’t think it is sufficiently erudite to record those sayings on paper. Authors wrack their brains for original metaphors. Can’t beat the Bible or Shakespeare, though.

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