#WritingTips – He said, she said: Revisiting #DialogueTags

I’m revisiting Dialogue Tags. What are they?

If my book characters say something, how will readers know who spoke?
How will they know who said what when they can’t physically see or hear the characters?

Through dialogue tags, that’s how. Dialogue tags are phrases or sentences that tie or tag a character to a particular dialogue.

Consider this conversation (Example A):
‘What on earth are you doing?’
‘How is it any of your bloody business what I do?’
‘It is my bloody business because this is my bloody house!’

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#Gratitude – Readers #Review ‘Take One Fake Fiance…and add a dash of desire’ on #Goodreads

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Blast from the past: Meet Mita from “Take One Fake Fiancé” – the book is featured on @Author_Devika’s blog

Introducing Mita – the spirited female lead in Reet Singh’s “Take One Fake Fiancé”

‘I won’t do it, Mama.’ Mita glared at her mother through eyes as black as thunder clouds. ‘You’ll have to be the one to tell Uncle Raja. I refuse to speak to your interfering brother.’
She fled the room before her mother could get a word in, and left behind a faint bouquet of jasmine, a strong whiff of displeasure, and a distraught mother. The front door banged loudly, its old timber creaking in protest at such ill-treatment and Radhika sank into the nearest chair.
Would her only child shun marriage forever? It wasn’t fair to blame Mita’s father, Deepak, but if he…

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