Seven Mistakes to Avoid when Writing Dialogue

  Your reader will know whether or not you are competent in fiction writing within a few seconds of reading your dialogue. Convincing dialogue will keep your reader hooked; bad dialogue will, at best, make your reader laugh with pity as the book is thrown to the floor. Don’t turn off your reader by committing…

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Four Ways to Use Dialogue Tags

  Dialogue tags fulfill two functions. They inform the reader about: 1-who is speaking; 2-the manner in which this person has spoken.   There are four principle tags in dialogue: 1. Speech tags: the most basic form of dialogue attribution, these consist of: said, replied, asked, asserted, demanded, questioned, begged, retorted, uttered, maintained, insisted. etc. Example:…

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