Bite Size Writing Tips: Dynamic Dialogue Part Six

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.

***

This entry was posted in inspiration and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to Bite Size Writing Tips: Dynamic Dialogue Part Six

  1. Ritu says:

    Always something that confuses me!

  2. Marian Wood says:

    I didn’t know this. Grammar is a huge weakness for me,

  3. Sanandi-jacq says:

    The little reminder of I AM A WRITER poster at the bottom of this post is a timely reminder to keep going. Thank you.

  4. Sanandi-jacq says:

    Whoops – repetition of ‘reminder’! The inner editor looming large!

  5. Pingback: Bite Size Writing Tips: Dynamic Dialogue – Part Seven | estherchiltonblog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s