Here’s part six in my writing dialogue series. If you missed part one, click here. For part two, click here. For part three, you’ll find it here , for part four, click here and for part five, it’s here.
Now for part six:
At the end of a passage of speech, don’t add a full stop if you’re then assigning ownership. This makes the passage two separate sentences, which doesn’t make sense e.g.:
“Paul, just tell me what’s going on.” The headmaster said.
Instead of a full stop, add in a comma:
“Paul, just tell me what’s going on,” the headmaster said.