Punctuating Dialogue

31 Jan

Dialogue is an important tool in story writing. It allows the writer to express ideas to the reader without having to come right out and say it. For example:

Juan was angry at Daniel for drinking all the orange juice. Daniel felt ashamed. 

OR

“Juan shouted, “you always drink all the orange juice!”

“I’m sorry”, Daniel quietly replied. “Its just that it tastes so sweet and cold.”

Hopefully you recognize the dialogue adds more interest to the story.

Remind yourself about these basic tips for punctuating dialogue.

Try some of these more advanced tips on punctuating dialogue.

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