The Author's Guide To Dialogue Punctuation

This is a free email course.

Improve the way you write, format and punctuate dialogue.

The course covers six key areas:

  1. The first looks at basic principles of writing dialogue: quotation marks.
  2. The second expands on this knowledge: other punctuation marks.
  3. The third looks at attribution (the old “he said,” “she said” thing).
  4. The fourth examines beats (the text between dialogue).
  5. The fifth ties up the loose ends.
  6. The sixth provides an example of dialogue that is unformatted and has no punctuation. You should use this as an example to fine-tune your skills.

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