Writers take great care when writing about highly technical or specialized fields, but often gloss over the accuracy of blue collar or working class characters and situations. But presenting a factory accurately is just as important as presenting an emergency room accurately.
Archive for June, 2012
One of the biggest problems writers have is not knowing when or how to use dialogue tags. Tags can bog down dialogue in a story. Excessive use of tags can actually make it harder to follow a conversation. Tags should only be used to help identify who is speaking or to provide additional insight not already conveyed in the conversation itself. The dialogue should in most cases be able to convey the emotion of the scene without hitting the reader over the head with extra dialogue tags.