And how about this distinctive voice, the narrator Mattie Ross from Charles Portis' great book "True Grit":
" . . . People do not give it credence that a fourteen year old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father's blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did not happen everyday. . . ."
The use of the outmoded word "credence" as a noun and the lack of contractions (did not) give it the 19th century parlor room formality of a daguerreotype.
People write things their own way. But in my case what I love is language and the sound of language. Its why I want to see characters get a voice. It's how I love them.