Writing Lite Tip 48: Use characters’ actions instead of dialogue tags

Writing Lite Tip 48 - Use characters' actions instead of dialogue tags.

You already know you don’t need dialogue tags other than “he/she said” or, occasionally, “he/she asked.” Often, however, you don’t need a tag at all, if you couple it with a character’s action. That action, BTW, will tell you more about a character’s frame of mind than a bunch of words. Examples: Ellie ran a … Read more