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Post  SammyR on Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:16 pm

Yes or No???

Everyone seems to hate dialogue tags but I think he said, she said works better than heaps of adverbs?
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Post  MistyBlue on Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:58 pm

He said / She said = perfectly fine to use if not used too frequently (reader shouldn't notice these tags if they're used correctly!)

Adverbs = fine too if used only to show what the dialogue itself cannot! Here's some type of an example Sammy.

"Why the hell aren't you listening to me?" she asked angrily.
(I don't think 'she asked angrily' is necessary here because you can tell by the dialogue used that she pretty much sounds it.

"Are you listening to me?" she asked angrily. (Using it here now lets the reader know she IS angry because it isn't apparent in the speech!)

And avoid the mistake of making up adverbs like 'LAUGHINGLY' that's not even a recognised word... lol I read that one in Twilight (ahem!) hehe

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Post  Crakan68 on Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:55 pm

Sounds about right, Misty you are the goddess of all words Cool

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Post  SammyR on Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:02 pm

Hmm I'llhave to re-do some stuff, or edit some of the tags. Thanks for your help. It's hard to be objective on your own stuff!!
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Post  I_cant_write2 on Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:21 pm

I find adverbs irritating. Too many authors use them and its jarring! My advise personally is stick to the very very occasional adverb.. just my two cents Laughing
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Post  TheJoker on Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:28 pm

I stumbled over a......

"he stared blackly ahead"

I spent alot of time thinking about that sentence Question Question
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Post  SammyR on Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:08 am

Seems like adverbs are a bit of a sticky subject for writers lol.. thanks for all your opinions tho guys.
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Post  Crakan68 on Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:53 am

TheJoker wrote:I stumbled over a......

"he stared blackly ahead"

I spent alot of time thinking about that sentence Question Question

Hmmmmmmmm! I see what you mean. I can't imagine a face thats staring 'blackly', anymore than I can imagine one staring pinkly or yellowly Shocked

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