Posted on November 17, 2021 at 3:26 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Current writing wisdom holds that simpler is better when it comes to dialogue tags.
That is, “said” — or nothing at all — is preferable to more vivid verbs.
But what if a simple “said” feels flat to you?
Author Barbara Linn Probst has a suggestion — several of them, in fact — for how to stir the proper emotion in a reader from a line of dialogue.
Head to Writer Unboxed to see a dozen ways to add depth to the dialogue, using a sample scene to illustrate.
Categories: Behind the scenes