Our next class will cover beats, attributions, and dialogue tags:
So now you should now know what a dialogue tag is, what an attribution is, and what a beat is.
Now for a little advice when it comes to dialogue tags – don’t tell, and don’t explain. What am I talking about? Oh, my students, you are so obliging, and ask just the right questions! Here you go:
Granted, my RUE article goes beyond writing dialogue tags, but I think it gets the idea across.
So your homework is to take a sentence and write it three different ways – once with a tag, once with an attribution, and once with a beat.
Bring any questions to class, or if you wish, post them as comments below.
See you next Saturday, 6 p.m. eastern at the UOT Classroom Annex in Twinity.
And keep writing!