I hope this is the right forum to post this. I need some opinions on one of my characters. Since I'm writing a sci-fi novel I have a made up accent for one of my characters. At the moment I'm presenting this characters accent by actually writing (in dialogs) the way he would pronounce his words. The problem is that reading his accent breaks the flow of the story at times as he's the only one that speaks with an accent (at the moment) and the other characters speak normally. My question is, would it be better to: 1: Continue writing out his accent, even though it could get annoying since he talks a lot (he's a wise arse ) and might turn the reader off as it kind of breaks the flow a bit when you read through his sentences. 2: Should I just state the fact that he speaks with a <Insert Name>ian accent and leave it at that, allowing the reader to make up their own accent. I was thinking this might be a good idea as I already describe his voice earlier in my story. 3: Should I state that the character speaks with an accent and describe what the accent sounds like then let the reader fill in the blanks? I like this idea the most but I'm not completely sure. 4. Something else? I'd appreciate any opinions on this! Cheers!