Six ways to illustrate a character’s accent


Louise Harnby has a polite suggestion to authors seeking to convey accents in their works: Don’t try to use phonetic spelling.

So what should you do instead? Harnby shares six methods for “light flavoring” in a blog post.

She also explains why most editors want you to avoid using the phonetic-spelling method for showing accents and offers a few points to consider about accents in general.