Questions tagged with dialogue

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How would I use the em dash in this example of interrupted dialogue?
I'm editing someone's story, and I'm not sure how to word this sentence with the em dash. "But, Mr. Scott, ...
Emdash dash interrupted dialogue quotationmarks 0 votes, asked Oct 26 by Corryn
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When is it okay to switch tenses?
In creative writing, when is it okay to switch tenses? I feel like I might have a misunderstanding of past ...
tense grammar dialogue past present 0 votes, asked Aug 13 '15 by Brad Taylor
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Spelling out temperatures in dialogue
I have searched but can't find a specific answer to this. What is the proper way to write the body ...
numbers dialogue 0 votes, asked Jul 12 '15 by Sharon
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Ellipses in fiction
Hi, I'm pretty confused about the proper way to format an ellipsis in fiction writing. I know it's largely a ...
ellipses fiction dialogue ellipsis punctuation +1 vote, asked May 24 '15 by Matthew Bryan
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Dialogue: New paragraph when a speaker addresses someone new?
When writing dialogue, I know that a new paragraph is needed whenever the person speaking changes. But what about when ...
dialogue Paragraphs 0 votes, edited Apr 24 '15 by Don Hamilton
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dialogue punctuation
neither grammarly or White Smoke; seem to correct dialogue punctuation? examples: wrong: Murdock looked upset, "I really wish I could ...
dialogue 0 votes, asked Mar 09 '14 by Richard McCallum
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How would I put a third level quotation?
Would the quotation in this sentence make sense? John said, "Mary said to Partrick, 'Do you know what Jack said? ...
quotation dialogue 0 votes, asked Aug 08 '13 by Spencer N.
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format of dialogue
How do you format/punctuate dialogue in fiction?
dialogue 0 votes, asked Mar 30 '13 by Alison Summers
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