Dialogue Tags

  There is a quote floating around the internet which says authors should only ever use the dialogue tag “said”, the thinking being that adding in something else interferes with the reader’s experience of the writing. They’re wrong, and here’s why. When you speak to someone on the phone or in person you have various … More Dialogue Tags

Sentence Structure

Different sentence structures do different things; few are wrong, but many are ill-suited to where they sit. Short, staccato structures raise tension and work for things like combat, whereas longer, more flowing ones are good for emotion or complex ideas. A failure in sentence structure can tear an entire scene apart in twenty words or … More Sentence Structure