I'm in the process of writing a story set a few months before the stock market crash in 1929. However, I seem to be having a problem with the way my characters are speaking. I want them to sound like they are from the '20s, but I seem to be trying to hard because the way they speak sounds terribly cliche. I'm turning what would be good dialog into a big wad of campy awfulness. So my question is, does anyone have any advice on keeping my dialog from sounding to modern but at the same time keep it from sounding like I'm trying way to hard? Also, does anyone have any family members or stories told by these family members from that era that might be useful in helping me capture the culture of the 1920s? Any internet resources would be great as well.Thanks!!!!