Tips On GrammarA Lesson by Black Wolf
I may blunder when it comes to grammar but I have gotten a little bit better at it.
So, good grammar is important. Sometimes we make mistakes. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you write your story.
1. Dialogue stands on its own.
2. If a dialogue tag exist the quoted sentence should end in a comma unless the dialogue is in the form of a question.
3. Anything after the dialogue tag that is after the period should start a new paragraph as well.
Here is an example of both the wrong way, and the right way:
The lights went out. "I'm scared." said Samantha. "I think I peed on myself." said Tom. He looked around but could not see anything.
Now if you are reading that you must be thinking why? The sentence looks good enough. Maybe however, it is an eye sore filled with grammar mistakes. Lets see how this sentence should look.
The lights went out.
"I'm scared," said Samantha.
"I think I peed on myself," said Tom.
He looked around but could not see anything.
As you can see the dialogue flows a lot better now. It may be odd to see that because maybe you have a story that is 80% dialogue well, it just means you are going to have a lot more paragraphs.
I hope this has helped you.
Added on August 4, 2016
Last Updated on August 4, 2016
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