I’m visiting the UK Gay Romance blog today to talk about all things British – especially British vocabulary and slang. There’s also a giveaway, so come and join in the discussion for the chance to win a copy of The Little Things.
Welcome to Jay Northcote discussing ‘a very British voice’. If you’d like to take part in the giveaway please leave your favourite Brit phrases in the comments below. The giveaway closes 9am, GMT on 22 November.
When I started plotting out my first novel I had the dilemma about where to set it. Many writers in the gay romance genre set their stories in the US, even if they live in other countries and I did consider it. But I’m a Brit through and through and although I’ve written fanfiction set in the US, I always struggled to suppress my British voice and make my characters sound authentic.
So, I decided to take a chance on writing a very British story, and had to hope that it wouldn’t alienate American readers—or have all the Britishness edited out of it by an overzealous American publisher.
Fortunately for me, Dreamspinner were…
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