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Dialogue tags are the words that refer dialogue to a specific character. The two most common examples are “said” and “asked”. - “I’m not going!” said Charlie. They are essential in writing, particularly in scenes that include several characters, because they help the reader follow the conversation. Novice writers, however, have an annoying tendency to use more ﬂowery dialogue tags and pepper them with adverbs. - “I’m not going!” said Charlie angrily. - “I’m not going!” shouted Charlie. - “I’m not going!” roared Charlie furiously.
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