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WRITING CHRONICLES #10: Tellin’ It Like A Texan
Posted by lupa08 in I'll Be True, The Unclassified Section on March 5, 2017
Via: Daily Prompt – Vivid
While researching the Texan way of saying things for the characters of my novel I’ll Be True, there was one thing I realized: If there’s a roundabout phrase for a statement, you wouldn’t hear a Texan telling it to you straight.
The Texan talks in more shades than the spectrum. I love it!
Of course, I uploaded only the first draft of the novel on this blog, which, in my rush to get the story written, didn’t carry nearly as many Texan sayings as I would’ve liked. I’m doing additional research at the moment on this idiomatic turn of twang to present the dialogues of my cowboys and cowgirls in a manner more befitting their race. It isn’t easy-research when you are sitting oceans away on the other side of the world but the following websites are helping [some]:
Texas Saying & More Colorful Texas Sayings… | Texas Monthly
10 Texas Sayings That Are Quintessentially Texan | Coldwell Banker
25 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Texas | BuzzFeed
Texasisms: A Glossary of Texan | Wander Wisdom
If y’all have any more suggestions, feel free t’holler!
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