Anonymous said: I'm British and want to write a book set in an American high school. I can't write american like I use the words like mom and couch and soda but I can't write in an American style. Does it matter?
I think it does and doesn’t matter.
Yes, it matters because you’re setting the book in an American high school and want it to sound authentic.
No, it doesn’t matter insofar as the writing style will be adjusted to your protagonist(s)’s personality, and you should be writing the book you want to write, so write it as you think it should be written!
Try reading books in your genre by some American writers, and watching shows like Gossip Girl and 90210. Pay attention to how the characters talk and try to apply that in your books :) I hope that’s helped! xo