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Q&A block-quotation narrative with dialogue

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A How can I make a character sound condescending?

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Can we use other things than single-word verbs in our dialog tags?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by yocu‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Amadeus‭

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Q&A Alternatives to develop relationships without dialogue

2 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by Santi Tinjacá Rivera‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A How can I make a character sound uneducated?

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  edited over 2 years ago by Evil Sparrow‭

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Q&A Writing slurred speech

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by aparente001‭

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Q&A Ending a line of dialogue with "?!": Allowed or obnoxious?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Amadeus‭

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Q&A How can I write an annoying character without annoying the reader?

3 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Elongated vowel sounds

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by AGirlHasNoName‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A I have a dialogue that I can't write directly. What would be a good alternative?

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to incorporate a silent protagonist into a chatty world?

1 answer  ·  posted over 3 years ago by noClue‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the rules for punctuating a conversation?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by M.E. Rollins‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Switching languages within dialogue [closed]

2 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by romebot‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Confused about when to treat something as a dialogue tag

1 answer  ·  posted over 3 years ago by mh9‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A The difference between dialogue marks

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Liquid‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Which is the correct way to punctuate this dialogue with ellipses?

1 answer  ·  posted over 4 years ago by vedant‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Indent dialogue to make text look less blocky

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Dan‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I include translations without ruining the flow of the text?

2 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by J. Roberts‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you write dialog for a character with malapropism without it seeming forced?

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Memor-X‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Punctuation issue quoting dialogue

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by ABDELTA‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Expressing large numbers in dialogue?

2 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Osiris93‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you write 2 or more characters saying almost the same thing in unison

3 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Memor-X‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Dialogue interruptions — using em dashes

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Emmie‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A When dialog is italicized, should the quotation marks be italicized as well?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by whiterook6‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Writing scenes that involve two languages

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Summer‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Writing dialogue, present or past tense "said"

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by RE Lavender‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Do you capitalize the names of governments in a story?

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Abram Frost‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Pitfalls for writing a talkative character?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by Summer‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Formatting dialogue and single lines

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by socrates‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Capitalisation after punctuation in dialogue

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Colm Mulhern‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A When a character tells a long story, is it always an info dump?

3 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Keobooks‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Formatting a Story Teller's Dialog

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Eric J.‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How realistic should dialogue and character voices be?

4 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Summer‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A The difference between two speech formats

2 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by D. Tunus‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Gerund Overkill

2 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by trin carl‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Punctuation before / after em dash and speech mark

1 answer  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by John789‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Using colons and semi-colons in dialogue

2 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by MoniqueH‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How does one indicate uncertainty in a quote?

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Filip Allberg‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How Much Dialogue Is Too Much Dialogue

2 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by The Writer of The Basket‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Fragmented sentence

1 answer  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Tearya‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Stutter that changes words mid sentence

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by user1316538‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to balance for readers who are not technologically literate

2 answers  ·  posted over 7 years ago by Mike.C.Ford‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A In a dialogue, how do you write that a character says a letter?

1 answer  ·  posted over 7 years ago by user13057‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Which one is the correct dialogue punctuation format?

1 answer  ·  posted over 7 years ago by Lara‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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