So, im trying to get back into writing, and also doing research for some future projects for when I finish the ones im on. In doing that research, im reading a few of Teddy Roosevelt's books, as one of my ideas is kind of a ... lost book of his. The dude is a fricken documentarian though, and I'm worried about how well copying his style will work. He's telling a story, like he was sitting with you in a bar, jawing, but ... When i tell storys, I love quotes. I'll tell a story like,
And then the guy looks at me and says, "What am I, chopped liver?"
Teddy would tell it,
The gentleman looked at me intently, his jovial tone of voice belying his crude colloquialisms, and suggested that I wasn't taking him as seriously as I should.
Now, I for one love that style, its refreshing and archaic at the same time, and I think i could do a good job emulating it... but... would it be too big of a turn off to the readers?