How to Correctly Punctuate Dialogue for Novels

Simple, concise, and easy to understand! Doesn’t get much better than this! 😉

Writers After Dark

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Writing dialogue is messy. Am I right?

It has so many rules, it makes me wish I’d gone with my original plan in life. I’d intended to become an all-in-one supermodel-psychologist/part-time medical researcher. What? I thought I wanted to save people, discover things, and change the world wearing a tiara and killer heels. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized I just wanted to sit on my couch drinking coffee and writing all day while wearing no pants.

Plus, apparently my status as a supermodel got cut short (no pun intended) by my lack of height. And love of cake. Also, had I continued studying psychology, I’d have been forced to stop listening to the voices in my head . . . and that was SO not cool. The thing was . . . I didn’t know how to properly punctuate any of my internal…

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4 thoughts on “How to Correctly Punctuate Dialogue for Novels

  1. Holy smokes, Liked, Commented, Bookmarked and Followed! I Love how short, simple and CLEAR her examples are – so many of these ‘how to’ articles over complicate the basics and leave you without any definite answers, feeling more confused for having read them, than not.

    Thanks for sharing, Ms. Felicia, this post is awesome! 😀

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