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Thread: 'The Tiffany Problem' and Representation

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    figuring it all out
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    I've had that issue with character voice, sometimes I cut the anachronism sometimes I kept it in.

    The thing about things that feel like anachronisms that actually aren't is that they will still throw the reader out of the story. One reader giving you that feedback doesn't mean anything, but if lots of them do it's a problem.

    If there's an easy way to explain it in-story I think I would try to do that if it seemed to be a problem. Have a character remark on the pronouns and the character using them can briefly explain how long they've been in use, or something similar.
    Last edited by Drascus; 06-02-2020 at 01:33 AM.

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