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11 Tips on Writing Authentic Dialect

By Christine Kohler

I have lectured on voice, dialect, and using foreign language within English-language texts. In many cases it is difficult to separate the three, especially in a novel liike NO SURRENDER SOLDIER (Merit Press, 2014) which is set on a Pacific island and all the characters are POC (non-white). However, for the sake of brevity I’m going to touch on just highlights of how to write authentic dialect and leave the issue of voice and using foreign languages for different articles and workshops.

Five Star reviews for 'Trinity Icon'

The latest novel in the Michael Neill Adventure series has begun to garner reviews, and is being enthusiastically embraced by readers. 'Trinity Icon' is the third book in the series, and features military espionage, a healthy dose of action, the intriguing world of geo-politics, and even romance. When I began writing the book 15 months ago, I was drawn to the idea of a missile defense shield positioned in Poland and Romania--a topic that has now come to the forefront of current events.

Readers can get a summary of the book and look over the first reviews by going to this link:

KISS a Press Release

by Christine Kohler, author of NO SURRENDER SOLDIERI am surprised by the number of authors who are baffled how to write a press release. But that’s really not fair of me, considering I have a journalism degree, worked as a reporter and editor, and did public relations for several years while in graduate school.

'Trinity Icon' now available in paperback

My third novel in the Michael Neill Adventures, 'Trinity Icon', is now available in paperback and Kindle editions from Amazon.com (the book is also up on Barnes & Noble's website). The books are in the military/espionage genre, written for adults but perfectly suitable for teens--in other words, no profanity or immoral situations. In fact, the books encourage readers to value patriotism and honor.

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