Find dialog tags


The Dialogue Tags Report highlights the dialogue tags in your text.

Editors prefer minimal use of all dialogue tags ( except for 'said').  Instead of using dialogue tags, try using the dialogue itself or the character's action to carry emotion.

For example:

- "I'm not going," John yelled angrily.

+ John thumped his fist on the table. "I'm not going and that's final."

In the second example, John's anger was shown, not told.

When you're reviewing the report results, keep in mind that the Wizard relies on correct punctuation to find the dialogue tags.  If the punctuation isn't correct, the Wizard won't find it.

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