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How far do you go to write as someone speaks?
I'm writing a story in the first person (for my course) from the point of view of a 50 year old not well educated bloke who has just come out of prison.
1) Do I limit the incorrect language use - things like me instead of my and was instead of were - to his speech or include it in the first person narration?
2) how far would you go - should I drop 'h' off words and use things like 'could o' instead of 'could've'?
Any thoughts appreciated.