Rules of Proper Dialogue

Rules of Proper Dialogue

A Lesson by Steven J. McCarathy

How to use Proper Dialogue


Rule One- Each speaker must have their own line or paragraph

Rule Two- Limit the use of Dialogue Tags such (he said she said)

Rule Three- Let your character's actions speak for them (Remember your character's actions can speak volumes about the character themselves)

Rule Four- Use lots and lots of quotation marks

Warning if you don't follow these rules precisely your readers could become bored and confused

Trust me if you follow these rules precisely you will see difference yourself


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Added on March 30, 2015
Last Updated on March 30, 2015

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Steven J. McCarathy
Steven J. McCarathy

Mentone, IN