J.A. Stinger

Words Can Inspire The World

Writes and Wrongs #4: Kiai! Action Tags (#writingtips)

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It can be difficult for me to punctuate dialogue correctly sometimes because I don’t say to myself, “Self, a comma must follow a dialogue tag if … ”       At most, when I am typing I might do something like say the punctuation in my head:  “Luke (comma) I am your father (comma) he said (period)”.