How to use dialogue tags effectively

Here is a great post from the Jean’s Writing blog on the topic of dialog tags with some great resources

Jean's Writing

Looking for another dialogue tag other than “said?”

Don’t know about you but I do tire of using he said, she said over and over. I’m sure readers tire of seeing this tag peppered throughout a book.


But what to use instead?

Thanks to my favoriteApe, I found The Mad Scribbler and an extensive list of alternative tags.

Creating Tone through Dialogue

Now I’m not sure all of these words work but the list does give me ideas for adding action to a conversation.

How about you? Do you think the word “said” is overused?

What about some of the words on the Mad Scribbler’s list? Would you use them?

Want more suggestions? Go to links at bottom of post.

Go here to “like” my Facebook page. Facebook at jeanswriting

Leave a comment or click the “write me” tab or find for me on Twitter @jeancogdell, Facebook…

View original post 45 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s