If you had questions about dialog, here you go!

  • Add dialog only when it’s useful to the story
  • Put your dialog in quotes
  • Add tags to the end of dialog. DON’T be afraid to use SAID
  • When using tags, leave question and exclamation marks in the quotes. Also, change the period to a comma.

EXAMPLE: “How could you do that?” she asked.

“Well, I don’t know how,” Carl responded. Instead of closing Carl’s quote with a period, I replaced it with a comma because a tag was added. No tag then use a period.

  • Start a new line when a new person speaks.
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