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Great article, Taylor! I have to disagree with one point, though: "Dialogue tags get the section started, but as the dialogue gets going, the tags are no longer needed as the words of the characters allow the reader to infer the characters tone and mood easily without the wordiness of Mary said/Frank said." I'm a bit of a stickler for dialogue tags. They help listeners understand what's happening if the story is read out lout, and, if used cleverly, they can give indications of what people are doing while they talk. Maybe you can show the reader that one of the speakers is lying by the way they look or move or act. Or show that they are nervous or excited or happy or sad, etc. I would never throw out tags just for a speedy conversation, because I find them too useful.
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Definitely 1. the appropriate punctuation for the sentence inside the quotes should appear inside the quotes with the exception that a period will be replaced with a comma if there is a dialogue tag after the quoted section:
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There are as many opinions on the subject as there are writers, to be sure, and as for my comment above: "Dialogue tags get the section started, but as the dialogue gets going, the tags are no longer needed as the words of the characters allow the reader to infer the characters tone and mood easily without the wordiness of Mary said/Frank said."
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And there is yet another opinion out there, similar to yours, that dialogue tags offer welcome description that enhace the story and give the reader all the necessary information to grasp fully what it happening on the page.
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First, thanks so much, this helps a lot, but I wonder what you think about this. There are a lot of authors self publishing now and most of us have never written dialogue before. Now, there are books out there about how to write good dialogue but I have yet to find any book that explains how to punctuate dialogue properly for a novel. Do you know of any, and if not, will you write us one? About six hundred thousand new self publishers need you to do this!