Hello all.... Still beavering away on my first attempt at novel writing, but had a sudden doubt creep in. The story revolves around teenage boys (mostly) in a Southern English seaside town, in the early 80s. Now, so far I have written the dialogue exactly as fourteen-year-olds used to speak in that era, including - obviously - copious f-words, c-words and general political incorrectness. I did this, as I wanted the dialogue to be authentic, but reading back now, it's pretty full-on from the very first page. So now I'm wondering: is this going to turn readers off straight away? Is it going to seem unnecessary? Should I keep it for authenticity, or tone it down to TV teenager speak - where the little angels mind their Ps and Qs, even whilst beating the hell out of one-another and getting drunk on stolen beer? Yes, first and foremost, I'm writing the book for me, and I would have no problem with the language - I would enjoy it in fact. But equally, I want people to enjoy reading it, and for it to be a popular read. Any thoughts?