Dialogue tags

Let’s talk about dialogue tags Many writing rules, including those about dialogue tags, descend into to gospel, and I don’t think that helps anyone. So I’d like to share what I’ve learned about dialogue tags. What are dialogue tags? A dialogue tag is a snippet of text that denotes who…

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The bad guy

The other day, I realised something weird: my books don’t often have an antagonist. They rarely have an archetypical bad guy who does evil things all the time. My books will have bad situations. They will have bad situations made worse by incompetent or uncaring people. They will have groups…

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