Tips for using dialogue tags and blocking well
Dialogue needs to tell you more about what the person is saying, feeling, or how the setting is moving/interacting.
Don’t make dialogue tags empty.
Everything your character says needs to contribute to the character.
Strongest dialogue should give you some emotion behind the character. It doesn’t need an adverb after it to show how the character is feeling. No dialogue needs adverbs.
Books and Media We Talked About
The Queen’s Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner
Smile and Guts by Reyna Telgemeir
Illuminae and Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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