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  1. S

    Dialog tags

    Hi all. I just got my manuscript back from a professional editor and he suggested that I correct my dialog tags. He doesn't like tags like “You can’t carry him like that,” the Princess snapped. Or “Oh,” she groaned. He says, "stick with words that imply the actual spoken word, such as yelled...
  2. LadyT

    Ensemble scenes

    I'm writing a short story that opens with a round-table discussion involving ten characters. Naturally I've got some challenges on my hands. What is the highest number of speaking characters that you've written in a single scene? What's your approach? Do you describe them individually? en...
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