Hi all. I wasn't sure where to post this (character dev or word mec's) so I've put it here under General Writing. Anyhoo, I'm wondering if any of you actually write dialects and accents for some characters in your books. For example (and this is probably a bad one) in my current WIP I have a Polish woman and a French man (not in the same scene) they are named and have a couple of pages of dialogue in English but they only appear once in the story. The story is fiction (not a parody) and as yet is written in American English but, when writing the dialogue for the French guy, I have been wondering if I should write it with an accent, kinda like this: "You are right, forgive me ..." (original line) "You are right, forgeeve me ..." (possible change?) I guess my main question is this, the story explains that the guy is French before he speaks so would you - as the reader - automatically read him in a French accent - or would you need the text written in a French accent? And where the hell do I find a French accent dictionary!!!???